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Vigil Held in Germany to Push for Release of Detainees from Syria Jails

Published : 04-07-2020

Vigil Held in Germany to Push for Release of Detainees from Syria Jails

Palestinian and Syrian activists along with relatives of detainees and victims of torture in Syrian prisons joined a vigil held outside of the Provincial Court of Appeal in Koblenz  (OLG) on Friday, July 3, to urge the Syrian government and all warring parties to release prisoners and disclose the fate of secretly-detained people.

The vigil coincides with the 16th court hearing of the so-called AlKhatib trials in reference to hearings held in Koblenz courtroom providing evidence on Syrian state torture and the frankly unimaginable horror of the Al Khatib detention center in Damascus. 

The rally-goers carried photos of over 121 torture victims and detainees forcibly disappeared in Syrian jails.

According to AGPS statistics, some 617 Palestinian refugees died under torture in a Syrian prisons.

Affidavits by ex-detainees have provided evidence on the involvement of Syrian government officers in harsh torture tactics, including electric shocks, heavy beating using whips and iron sticks, and sexual abuse against Palestinian prisoners, in a flagrant violation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, commonly known as the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT).

AGPS continues to urge the Syrian government to disclose the fate of scores of Palestinians held in its lock-ups, release the bodies of those tortured to death, to seriously work on halting harsh torture tactics, launch fact-finding probes into crimes of torture, and to bring those involved in such crimes before courts.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10329

Palestinian and Syrian activists along with relatives of detainees and victims of torture in Syrian prisons joined a vigil held outside of the Provincial Court of Appeal in Koblenz  (OLG) on Friday, July 3, to urge the Syrian government and all warring parties to release prisoners and disclose the fate of secretly-detained people.

The vigil coincides with the 16th court hearing of the so-called AlKhatib trials in reference to hearings held in Koblenz courtroom providing evidence on Syrian state torture and the frankly unimaginable horror of the Al Khatib detention center in Damascus. 

The rally-goers carried photos of over 121 torture victims and detainees forcibly disappeared in Syrian jails.

According to AGPS statistics, some 617 Palestinian refugees died under torture in a Syrian prisons.

Affidavits by ex-detainees have provided evidence on the involvement of Syrian government officers in harsh torture tactics, including electric shocks, heavy beating using whips and iron sticks, and sexual abuse against Palestinian prisoners, in a flagrant violation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, commonly known as the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT).

AGPS continues to urge the Syrian government to disclose the fate of scores of Palestinians held in its lock-ups, release the bodies of those tortured to death, to seriously work on halting harsh torture tactics, launch fact-finding probes into crimes of torture, and to bring those involved in such crimes before courts.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10329