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Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Published : 29-03-2020

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian refugee Fahd AlKhatib, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, died under torture in Syrian government prisons.

Fahd was arrested on June 20, 2013. He reportedly died in September 2013.

AGPS statistics indicate that 620 Palestinian refugees have died under torture in Syria’s state-run penal complexes.

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.

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/9895

Palestinian refugee Fahd AlKhatib, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, died under torture in Syrian government prisons.

Fahd was arrested on June 20, 2013. He reportedly died in September 2013.

AGPS statistics indicate that 620 Palestinian refugees have died under torture in Syria’s state-run penal complexes.

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.

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/9895