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Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Govt Jails

Published : 10-12-2019

Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Govt Jails

AGPS kept record of dozens of cases of secret internment and fatal torture of members of same family in Syrian government prisons.

One such case occurred on April 28, 2014, when three Palestinian brothers from the Hamdan family, sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, were pronounced dead as a result of torture.

Three sisters from Saad AlDeen family, sheltered in AlRaml Camp, also figure on the torture list. They died on March 30, 2015.

AGPS data indicates that the toll of Palestinian victims of torture in Syria’s state-run penal complexes has hit 614.

Field reporters believe the real numbers 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. Toddlers clinging to their mothers’ arms have also been spotted in Syrian jails.

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 against civilians.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9459

AGPS kept record of dozens of cases of secret internment and fatal torture of members of same family in Syrian government prisons.

One such case occurred on April 28, 2014, when three Palestinian brothers from the Hamdan family, sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, were pronounced dead as a result of torture.

Three sisters from Saad AlDeen family, sheltered in AlRaml Camp, also figure on the torture list. They died on March 30, 2015.

AGPS data indicates that the toll of Palestinian victims of torture in Syria’s state-run penal complexes has hit 614.

Field reporters believe the real numbers 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. Toddlers clinging to their mothers’ arms have also been spotted in Syrian jails.

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 against civilians.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9459