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21 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails since Start of 2019

Published : 29-05-2019

21 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails since Start of 2019

AGPS documented the death of 21 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since early 2019 until May 28.

The list includes 11 refugees who were pronounced dead in April, six in February, three in May and another in January.

AGPS kept record of the death of 605 Palestinian refugees, including 34 women and girls, under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare.

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, more than 1,750 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 believes that such practices represent flagrant violations of international law which criminalizes all forms of torture and mistreatment against civilians.

AGPS continues to urge the Syrian authorities to disclose the condition and whereabouts of Palestinian refugees held in its penitentiaries.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8698

AGPS documented the death of 21 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since early 2019 until May 28.

The list includes 11 refugees who were pronounced dead in April, six in February, three in May and another in January.

AGPS kept record of the death of 605 Palestinian refugees, including 34 women and girls, under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare.

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, more than 1,750 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 believes that such practices represent flagrant violations of international law which criminalizes all forms of torture and mistreatment against civilians.

AGPS continues to urge the Syrian authorities to disclose the condition and whereabouts of Palestinian refugees held in its penitentiaries.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8698