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Detainees:Mohamed Al Suwaidan tortured to death in Saydnaya Prison

DETAINEES | 2019-11-01 18:23:22
Detainees:Mohamed Al Suwaidan tortured to death in Saydnaya Prison
The family of detainee Mohamed Mahmoud Al-Suwaidan received his death certificate on Tuesday after being held by regime military intellignce last year and locked up in notorious Saydnaya prison north of the capital.

Activists said that Al-Suwaidan was arrested and detained in Saydnaya prison during his visit to the Damascus International Fair. His family was not informed of his death nor the place of burial.

The Ahrar Horan group confirmed that al-Suwaidan died under torture in Saydnaya on May 16, 2019, according to the certificate. The source stated that the young man was a civilian and has never taken up arms or participated in military actions against Assad's forces, as he applied for a settlement card after the regime's control over Daraa more than a year ago.

The group had documented his arrest by Assad Intelligence on September 10, 2018 while he was at the Damascus International Fair, to be taken to one of the security branches in Damascus, and then to the “Red Building” of the prison, where he died.

Al-Suwaidan, 24, is originally from the town of Giza in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

The regime forces had informed the family of Said Ali orphan Miqdad days ago of his death in the prison, and handed them a death certificate without revealing where the body was buried.

According to a civil source from the city of Bosra al-Sham, Miqdad died under torture in Saydnaya on September 1, 2019 after his arrest nearly a year ago.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said two week ago in a legal report that the regime security has been practicing 72 torture methods gainast detainees in security chambers and military hospitals.
About 1.2 million Syrian citizens have been arrested and detained at some point in the regime’s detention centers, including 130,000 individuals who are still detained or forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime, since the revolution erupted in March 2011, SNHR said.

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The basic torture patterns are: physical torture, consisting of 39 methods, health neglect and conditions of detention, consisting of six methods, sexual violence, consisting of eight methods, psychological torture and humiliation of human dignity, consisting of eight methods, torture in military hospitals, consisting of nine methods, in addition to forced labor and the phenomenon of ‘separation’.
According to the International Conscience Movement, an NGO, more than 13,500 women have been jailed since the Syrian conflict began, while more than 7,000 women remain in detention, where they are subjected to torture, rape and sexual violence.

Syrian opposition sources said that more than 500,000 prisoners remain inside the prisons of the Syrian regime.

The eight-year-old war has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands and forced 13 million people from their homes, half of whom have left their shattered homeland.

Zaman Al Wasl, SNHR

Zaman Al Wasl
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