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Syrian Network for Human Rights: "Over 14,000 people tortured to death in Syria since 2011"

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Editing: Hazem Halak |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/06/26 09:40

Idlib - SMART

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) documented that more than 14,000 people, including children and women, have been tortured to death in Syrian government's prisons since 2011.

In a report, the SNHR said that the Syrian government forces have tortured 14,235 people to death, including 173 children and 46 women, since March 2011 until June 2020.

The report also said that the Syrian government forces tortured 1.2 million Syrians, who were detained during the civil war, adding that about 85 percent of the detainees in Syrian government's prisons are forcibly disappeared.

The SNHR stated that the Islamic State killed 32 civilians, while the Syrian Democratic Forces tortured to death a total of 52 people. The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham killed 26 people, and military opposition factions killed 43 people.

In April 2020, the SNHR documented the killing of 78 civilians, including 14 children, seven women, and a health worker. The SNHR also documented that 10 people were tortured to death.

The SNHR issues periodic human rights reports documenting violations and attacks committed by all military parties operating in Syria over the past years. The reports document those killed as a result of bombing or torture, and arbitrary detention and forced recruitment.

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 forcibly disappeared people in its prisons, and to hold it accountable for its crimes committed against thousands of Syrians.