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Syrian prisoners on hunger strike over death sentences

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian prisoners in Hama central prison on hunger strike against arbitrary death sentences by the regime's Terror Court, sources told Zaman al-Wasl Monday.

The detainees in all sections and wings have decided to participate in the strike in order to push the regime to suspend the execution of death sentences.

Syria's Field Court has on Thursday has 11 political detainees in Hama prison to death on the background of their participation in peaceful demonstrations in 2011.

Free Syrian Lawyers' Committee" called on the international community for immediate intervention to save hundreds of thousands of detainees in Bashar al-Assad's prisons, especially Hama prison. 
In May 2016, the prisoners seized the prison 210 km (130 miles) from Damascus, and took hostages from guards after five inmates were to be taken to the notorious Sadnaya prison for the execution of death sentences passed by an extra-judicial military tribunal.

But a deal was brokered with the regime and ended the mutiny. 

Then, the regime agreed to most of the detainees’ demands to release those political detainees held without charges.

Since the Syrian revolution erupted in 2011, more than 470,000 people have been killed, and more than 6 million people have been displaced.

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