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Nine Palestinian refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

Published : 07-04-2019

Nine Palestinian refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

Nine Palestinian refugees have been recently pronounced dead as a result of torture in Syrian government prisons.

The list includes Mohamed Amayri, from Yarmouk Camp. The latter breathed his last after eight years in Syrian jails. He was kidnapped by pro-government militias in June 2012. Eight members of a Palestinian family also appear on the casualty’s list. AGPS has kept their names secret at the request of the family.

According to AGPS database, as many as 583 Palestinian refugees, among them women and children, were tortured to death in Syrian government lock-ups.

Dozens of Palestinian refugees figure on a list of detainees tortured to death in war-torn Syria. Sometime earlier, the Syrian government handed over the list of victims of torture to the General Commission of Palestine Arab Refugees.

AGPS is deeply concerned about the upsurge in the number of Palestinian victims of torture and enforced disappearance in Syria.

AGPS estimates the real number of victims to be far higher than that disclosed by the Syrian government. Dozens of families have refused to reveal their relatives’ names for fear of retaliation.

AGPS continues to urge the Syrian government to reveal the exact number and fate of Palestinian detainees, to seriously work on halting harsh torture tactics, including sexual abuse, launch fact-finding probes into crimes of torture, and to bring those involved in such crimes before courts.

* The picture of Mohamed Amayri, from Yarmouk Camp

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8529

Nine Palestinian refugees have been recently pronounced dead as a result of torture in Syrian government prisons.

The list includes Mohamed Amayri, from Yarmouk Camp. The latter breathed his last after eight years in Syrian jails. He was kidnapped by pro-government militias in June 2012. Eight members of a Palestinian family also appear on the casualty’s list. AGPS has kept their names secret at the request of the family.

According to AGPS database, as many as 583 Palestinian refugees, among them women and children, were tortured to death in Syrian government lock-ups.

Dozens of Palestinian refugees figure on a list of detainees tortured to death in war-torn Syria. Sometime earlier, the Syrian government handed over the list of victims of torture to the General Commission of Palestine Arab Refugees.

AGPS is deeply concerned about the upsurge in the number of Palestinian victims of torture and enforced disappearance in Syria.

AGPS estimates the real number of victims to be far higher than that disclosed by the Syrian government. Dozens of families have refused to reveal their relatives’ names for fear of retaliation.

AGPS continues to urge the Syrian government to reveal the exact number and fate of Palestinian detainees, to seriously work on halting harsh torture tactics, including sexual abuse, launch fact-finding probes into crimes of torture, and to bring those involved in such crimes before courts.

* The picture of Mohamed Amayri, from Yarmouk Camp

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8529