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AGPS, PRC Brief UNHRC about Secret Detention of Palestine Refugees in Syria

Published : 19-09-2019

AGPS, PRC Brief UNHRC about Secret Detention of Palestine Refugees in Syria

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) addressed on Tuesday the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over the situation of Palestinian refugees who have fallen prey to enforced disappearance across the embattled Syrian territories.

In a statement delivered as part of Agenda Item 4 of the council’s 42nd regular session, kick-started in Geneva on September 9, AGPS Executive Director, Ahmad Hosain, said hundreds of families continue to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their missing or secretly detained relatives in Syria.

Mr. Hosain cited the case of Palestinian refugee Mootaz Bakr, who is one among thousands of others who have been enduring mysterious fates in Syria’s state-run prisons.

Quoting the appeals of Mootaz’s wife and son, AGPS Executive Director said Mootaz was kidnapped on January 7, 2013, at a Syrian government checkpoint pitched near the Hums-based AlAyedeeen Camp for Palestine refugees, on his way to his workplace.

The family’s vulnerable situation in Syria has left them prey to blackmail and forced them to stoop to extortion by brokers and crooked lawyers, the family was further quoted as stating by Mr. Hosain.

Referring to data by AGPS, the group’s delegate said up to 1,800 Palestine refugees have been secretly held behind Syria’s prison bars, where 600 others have also been tortured to death

“Thousands of children continue to glimpse through the windows of hope, awaiting their parents, brothers, sisters, and siblings whom they have not seen for years and whose pictures are only present in frames hung on the walls of their ruined homes”, the 

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9114

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) addressed on Tuesday the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over the situation of Palestinian refugees who have fallen prey to enforced disappearance across the embattled Syrian territories.

In a statement delivered as part of Agenda Item 4 of the council’s 42nd regular session, kick-started in Geneva on September 9, AGPS Executive Director, Ahmad Hosain, said hundreds of families continue to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their missing or secretly detained relatives in Syria.

Mr. Hosain cited the case of Palestinian refugee Mootaz Bakr, who is one among thousands of others who have been enduring mysterious fates in Syria’s state-run prisons.

Quoting the appeals of Mootaz’s wife and son, AGPS Executive Director said Mootaz was kidnapped on January 7, 2013, at a Syrian government checkpoint pitched near the Hums-based AlAyedeeen Camp for Palestine refugees, on his way to his workplace.

The family’s vulnerable situation in Syria has left them prey to blackmail and forced them to stoop to extortion by brokers and crooked lawyers, the family was further quoted as stating by Mr. Hosain.

Referring to data by AGPS, the group’s delegate said up to 1,800 Palestine refugees have been secretly held behind Syria’s prison bars, where 600 others have also been tortured to death

“Thousands of children continue to glimpse through the windows of hope, awaiting their parents, brothers, sisters, and siblings whom they have not seen for years and whose pictures are only present in frames hung on the walls of their ruined homes”, the 

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9114