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Syrian detainees' families forced to pay huge bribes to corrupt officials

Syrian detainees' families forced to pay huge bribes to corrupt officials

Families of detainees in Syrian prisons are routinely forced to bribe officials to be allowed to visit them or to win their release, according to a report that reveals the vast scale of extortion in the detention system. The sums involved – rising as high as £2m in one jail - are likely...

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At least 1,882 arbitrary arrest cases recorded in 2020: monitor

At least 1,882 arbitrary arrest cases recorded in 2020: monitor

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said on Saturday that it has documented at least at least 1,882 cases of arbitrary arrest/ detention in Syria in 2020, 149 of them in December; detainees include 52 children and 39 women, the report notes, emphasizing that Syria is neither stable nor...

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99’000 disappeared and counting the tale of enforced disappearances in Syria

99’000 disappeared and counting the tale of enforced disappearances in Syria

It is estimated that about 1.2 million Syrian citizens have been arrested and detained at some point since March 2011. During this period, an estimated number of 99 000 persons have been forcibly disappeared, while the Syrian Regime is responsible for about 84 000 of these cases (SNHR Report of...

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Survivors of Syrian prisons share stories of death, horror and torture

Survivors of Syrian prisons share stories of death, horror and torture

Three prisoners relate similar tales of madness, inhumanity and cruelty beyond parallel taking place in the Syrian regime’s notorious prisons. Three former Syrian prisoners have come forward with shocking accounts of torture and despicable living standards in the Assad regime’s...

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