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Palestinian Woman Hoda AlRoba Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

Published : 17-05-2022

Palestinian Woman Hoda AlRoba Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

Palestinian refugee Hoda Shahada AlRoba has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 9th consecutive year.

Hoda was arrested as she attempted to enter bread to starved families in the then-blockaded Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in 2013. She disappeared at a checkpoint pitched near the main entrance to the camp.

AGPS data indicates that over 1,800 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government dungeons since the outburst of deadly hostilities.

AGPS also documented the death of 633 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government lock-ups, including women, children, and elderly civilians.

Affidavits by ex-detainees 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 detainees, 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 estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government on the detainees’ names and fates, along with the families’ reluctance to report such cases over retaliation concerns.

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/13115

Palestinian refugee Hoda Shahada AlRoba has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 9th consecutive year.

Hoda was arrested as she attempted to enter bread to starved families in the then-blockaded Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in 2013. She disappeared at a checkpoint pitched near the main entrance to the camp.

AGPS data indicates that over 1,800 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government dungeons since the outburst of deadly hostilities.

AGPS also documented the death of 633 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government lock-ups, including women, children, and elderly civilians.

Affidavits by ex-detainees 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 detainees, 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 estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government on the detainees’ names and fates, along with the families’ reluctance to report such cases over retaliation concerns.

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/13115