Palestinians Among Those Named on the List of the Dead From the Civil Registry

Families in Syria who have had relatives forcibly disappeared are trapped in whirlwind of confusion and grief writes Zaman Al Wasl

The Action Group for Palestinians in Syria said four Palestinian brothers were confirmed dead by the civil registry, four years after they were arrested by the military intelligence in the Damascus suburbs .

The UK-based group says the fate of at least 1,688 Palestinian refugees held in Syrian regime dungeons has been shrouded in mystery.

The Syrian regime has issued death certificates for 80,000 detainees tortured to death in regime prisons, an opposition advocate group told Zaman al-Wasl.

Zaman al-Wasl, in association with the Syrian Violations Documentation Center, has obtained a list that includes the names of 7953 detainees, who were killed by the Syrian intelligence services, either immediately after their arrest or after physical and psychological torture.

The list included 125 children and 63 women.

A petition was launched by Amnesty International, urging support for the families of the missing and disappeared persons who seek information about their relatives’ fate.

The petition urges Russia and the Unites States to push the Syrian government and armed groups to disclose the whereabouts and fate of victims of enforced disappearance.

Since the Syrian crisis begun in 2011, more than 75,000 people have vanished or have been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime and armed forces, said Amnesty.

Zaman al-Wasl hopes that all material, documentation and information provided in the detainees reports would be used for the purposes of legal action and litigations before international courts, tribunals and human rights organisations.

The death date of each torture victim is believed to have taken place between 2011 and 2018. 

(307 victims in 2011 – 1,199 victims in 2012 – 2,120 victims in 2013 – 2276 victims in 2014 – 1413 victims in 2015 – 401 victims in 2016 – 146 victims in 2017 – 170 victims in 2018)

  1. Damascus suburbs – 1856
  2. Daraa – 1283
  3. Homs – 1253
  4. Damascus – 870
  5. Hama – 762
  6. Idleb – 585
  7. Aleppo – 47
  8. Deir ez-Zor – 450
  9. Latakia – 154
  10. Quneitra – 110
  11. Raqqa – 50
  12. Hassakeh – 44
  13. Tartous – 28 (mostly from Banyas city)
  14. Suweida – 23

10 victims of non-Syrian nationalities, 2 of them were not identified.

 

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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