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42 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

Published : 17-10-2019

42 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

AGPS documented the secret detention of 42 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, from March 2011 until mid-October 2019.

Three Palestinian residents of Daraa Camp were also tortured to death in Syrian state jails, where a total of 608 Palestinian refugees have also died under torture since the outburst of the bloody warfare.

Field reporters believe the real number to be far higher due to the government’s reticence to reveal the names and fates of Palestinian detainees and the families’ fears to disclose their relatives’ names over retaliation concerns.

The list of victims includes activists, volunteers, medics, engineers, academics, journalists, university students, and artists.

According to data by AGPS, 1,769 Palestinian refugees, among them children, women and elderly refugees, have been enduring unknown fates in Syrian government lock-ups.

According to affidavits by ex-detainees, Palestinian refugees have been subjected to harsh psycho-physical torture tactics in Syrian penitentiaries, including electric shocks, heavy beating using iron sticks, and sexual abuse.

AGPS continues to urge the Syrian authorities to disclose the condition and whereabouts of Palestinian refugees held in its penitentiaries.

AGPS believes that such practices represent flagrant violations of international law which criminalizes all forms of torture and mistreatment of civilians.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9237

AGPS documented the secret detention of 42 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, from March 2011 until mid-October 2019.

Three Palestinian residents of Daraa Camp were also tortured to death in Syrian state jails, where a total of 608 Palestinian refugees have also died under torture since the outburst of the bloody warfare.

Field reporters believe the real number to be far higher due to the government’s reticence to reveal the names and fates of Palestinian detainees and the families’ fears to disclose their relatives’ names over retaliation concerns.

The list of victims includes activists, volunteers, medics, engineers, academics, journalists, university students, and artists.

According to data by AGPS, 1,769 Palestinian refugees, among them children, women and elderly refugees, have been enduring unknown fates in Syrian government lock-ups.

According to affidavits by ex-detainees, Palestinian refugees have been subjected to harsh psycho-physical torture tactics in Syrian penitentiaries, including electric shocks, heavy beating using iron sticks, and sexual abuse.

AGPS continues to urge the Syrian authorities to disclose the condition and whereabouts of Palestinian refugees held in its penitentiaries.

AGPS believes that such practices represent flagrant violations of international law which criminalizes all forms of torture and mistreatment of civilians.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9237