A human rights report documents the killing of 16 civilians under torture in Assad’s prisons within three months

A human rights report documents the killing of 16 civilians under torture in Assad’s prisons within three months

Feb 24 2024

ARK News… A human rights report documented the killing of at least 16 people under torture in Syrian regime prisons and at least 246 arrests, since the issuance of a decision by the International Court of Justice last November 16 until February 21 of this year.
According to the report issued by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the International Court of Justice in The Hague issued a decision last November 16 regarding the request to determine interim measures submitted by Canada and the Netherlands in the case related to the application of the Convention against Torture and other transactions.

Since the court’s decision was issued until February 21, the report recorded 246 cases of arbitrary arrest, including 6 children and 17 women, 29 of whom were released and 217 of whom were subjected to enforced disappearance.

The report also documented the killing of at least 16 people due to torture inside the detention centers of the Syrian regime, noting the recording of at least 7 cases of disappeared persons who were registered as deceased in civil registry departments.

According to the report, most of the arbitrarily detained persons become forcibly disappeared, and this is a form of torture. Savage forms of torture are practiced against arbitrarily detainees, which amount to 72 methods of physical, psychological, and sexual torture.

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