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On Int’l Women’s Day: Families Slam Silence of Int’l Community over Women, Children Jailed in Syria

Published : 09-03-2019

On Int’l Women’s Day: Families Slam Silence of Int’l Community over Women, Children Jailed in Syria

Families of Palestinian women and girls continue to voice their deep disappointment over the apathy maintained by the international community, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the human rights NGOs regarding the mystery in which their relatives’ fates and whereabouts have been shrouded in Syria.

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

Such practices represent flagrant violations of the Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict of 1974, Article 5, which criminalizes all forms of torture and mistreatment against women and children.

As many as 110 Palestinian women and girls have, meanwhile, been secretly held in Syrian state jails.

At least 35 Palestinian women and girls were tortured to death in Syrian government dungeons, some among whom have been identified in leaked snapshots, according to AGPS data. A total of 487 Palestinian refugees died under torture.

AGPS believes the numbers to be far higher as scores of casualties have gone undocumented after the Syrian authorities kept their names secret. Several families have also refused to reveal their relatives’ names over retaliation concerns.

Thousands of other women have been displaced from such refugee camps as Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh to northern Syria, where they have been struggling for survival in the impoverished refugee tents.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8411

Families of Palestinian women and girls continue to voice their deep disappointment over the apathy maintained by the international community, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the human rights NGOs regarding the mystery in which their relatives’ fates and whereabouts have been shrouded in Syria.

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

Such practices represent flagrant violations of the Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict of 1974, Article 5, which criminalizes all forms of torture and mistreatment against women and children.

As many as 110 Palestinian women and girls have, meanwhile, been secretly held in Syrian state jails.

At least 35 Palestinian women and girls were tortured to death in Syrian government dungeons, some among whom have been identified in leaked snapshots, according to AGPS data. A total of 487 Palestinian refugees died under torture.

AGPS believes the numbers to be far higher as scores of casualties have gone undocumented after the Syrian authorities kept their names secret. Several families have also refused to reveal their relatives’ names over retaliation concerns.

Thousands of other women have been displaced from such refugee camps as Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh to northern Syria, where they have been struggling for survival in the impoverished refugee tents.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8411