President Bashar al-Assad issued on Wednesday law Number 16 for 2022 that incriminates torture.
The law stipulates imprisonment to anyone that deliberately perpetrates torture, participates or provokes it.
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The punishment may reach execution if the torture led to the death of a human being.
Remarks by the Syrian Observer: In 2021, the Syrian Network for Human Rights documented that 14,338 people in Syria, including 173 children and 74 women, were killed under torture by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.