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Young man from Deir al-Zor tortured to death in Syrian government's prisons

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Editing: Kaled Abdul-hamid Aya Saleem |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/05/30 11:21

Deir al-Zor - SMART

The Syrian government tortured to death a young man from the Deir al-Zor governorate, Eastern Syria, in the Syrian government forces' prisons.

On Saturday, a local source reported to SMART that the Syrian government tortured Abdul Hadi Ahmad al-Radawi to death in its prisons after arresting him in 2012. The source added that al-Radawi's family was informed that Abdul Hadi was executed by the Syrian government forces in 2016.

On May 13, 2020, the Syrian government tortured to death a woman from the city of al-Quriyah, 55 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, in the Syrian government forces' prisons in Damascus.

The Syrian government forces tortured to death thousands of detainees in the Syrian government’s prisons. On June 26, 2018, a Syrian Network for Human Rights' report documented torturning more than 13,000 people to death in Syria, most of them died at the hand of the Syrian government forces. 

On Feb. 7, 2017, the Amnesty International issued a report titled the Human Slaughterhouse. The report revealed that the Syrian government forces hanged 13,000 in the Sednaya Prison, most of them civilians opposing the Syrian government. 

Lawyers and activists accuse the international community of failing to put pressure on the Syrian government to reveal the fate of hundreds of thousands of detainees and victims of forced disappearance in the Syrian government forces' prisons, and account it for its crimes committed against the detainees.