On Sunday, the Association of Detainees and Missing Persons of Sednaya Prison revealed the number of detainees released from Sednaya prison as part of the recent “amnesty” decree issued by regime president Bashar al-Assad.
As of Sunday evening, 117 detainees had been released from the Sednaya prison the association said in a statement on Facebook. It stated however that it was not possible to confirm.
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The arrest of six of those detainees dates back to the first months of the revolution, specifically in 2011, while eight of those released date back to 2012, the statement said. Thirty-two cases were arrested in 2018.
The highest number released is from the Rural Damascus governorate with 39 detainees, followed by the Daraa governorate with 34, Homs with 20, Idleb with eight, Quneitra with four, and Hama and Hassakeh with three — amongst the thousands detained in Sednaya prison.
In batches, the regime released dozens of detainees arrested by regime security forces during the years of the Syrian revolution, as part of the regime’s recent amnesty.
The regime has arbitrarily detained more than 150,000 Syrians in its prisons and detention centers for years, without revealing their fate.
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