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On Int’l Day in Support of Victims of Torture . . . 462 Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Published : 01-07-2017

On Int’l Day in Support of Victims of Torture . . . 462 Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

A report released by AGPS on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture documented the death of 462 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government penitentiaries, among whom minors and elderly detainees.

AGPS believes the number is far higher due to the gag orders enforced by the Syrian regime on the detainees’ fates and names, along with the reluctance of the casualty’s families to reveal the names of their deceased or missing relatives for fear of retaliation.

Most of the casualties’ bodies have been withheld by the Syrian government forces, in what activists dubbed another crime perpetrated by the regime militias in war-torn Syria.

Withholding the bodies of slain civilians is prohibited under international law except in cases where pillage and mistreatment are feared to occur.

The Fourth Geneva Convention, the Hague Convention, and the Rome Statute consider the despoliation and mistreatment of dead bodies war crimes.

Activists called for internationalizing the cause and appealing to international courts and human rights institutions to urge the Syrian regime to disclose the fate of several Palestinians held in government lock-ups and to release the bodies of those tortured to death.

AGPS renews its demand to the Syrian Regime to release and disclose the fate of 1,613 Palestinian detainees who have had mysterious fates so far.

AGPS believes that what has been going on in Syrian penitentiaries amounts to a war crime by all standards.

Many reports issued by AGPS, such as “Enforced Disappearance 1,” “Enforced Disappearance 2,” and the “Pictures Massacre,” provided details about the Palestinian victims of torture or enforced disappearance during the bloody conflict. 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/5417

A report released by AGPS on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture documented the death of 462 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government penitentiaries, among whom minors and elderly detainees.

AGPS believes the number is far higher due to the gag orders enforced by the Syrian regime on the detainees’ fates and names, along with the reluctance of the casualty’s families to reveal the names of their deceased or missing relatives for fear of retaliation.

Most of the casualties’ bodies have been withheld by the Syrian government forces, in what activists dubbed another crime perpetrated by the regime militias in war-torn Syria.

Withholding the bodies of slain civilians is prohibited under international law except in cases where pillage and mistreatment are feared to occur.

The Fourth Geneva Convention, the Hague Convention, and the Rome Statute consider the despoliation and mistreatment of dead bodies war crimes.

Activists called for internationalizing the cause and appealing to international courts and human rights institutions to urge the Syrian regime to disclose the fate of several Palestinians held in government lock-ups and to release the bodies of those tortured to death.

AGPS renews its demand to the Syrian Regime to release and disclose the fate of 1,613 Palestinian detainees who have had mysterious fates so far.

AGPS believes that what has been going on in Syrian penitentiaries amounts to a war crime by all standards.

Many reports issued by AGPS, such as “Enforced Disappearance 1,” “Enforced Disappearance 2,” and the “Pictures Massacre,” provided details about the Palestinian victims of torture or enforced disappearance during the bloody conflict. 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/5417