The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reported that Abdulrahman Abu Hasna, a university student, died under torture in Assad regime prisons following his arrest in 2014. Abu Hasna, a student at Al-Baath University in Homs, was detained on October 29, 2014. Despite being forcibly disappeared since his arrest, the regime denied his detention and prevented any visitation, even by a lawyer.
On February 2, 2024, the victim’s family was informed of his registration as deceased in the Civil Registry Department, contradicting information that indicated his good health at the time of arrest. The SNHR suggests that his death likely resulted from torture and a lack of healthcare.
The rights group noted that the Assad regime did not release Abu Hasna’s body, consistent with its practice of disposing of bodies rather than handing them over to families. This disposal method often involves planned cremations.
According to SNHR statistics, around 135,638 Syrian citizens remain under arrest or forcibly disappeared in regime forces’ detention centers, with approximately 15,051 reported deaths due to torture in these facilities.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)