Photos published online show detainees released by Syrian regime forces since May 1, 2022.
SNHR has documented the release of approximately 193 detainees, including 24 women and seven other civilians, who were children at the time of their arrest. Most of the detainees released to date from central and military prisons in various governorates as a result of the Syrian regime’s Legal Decree No 7 of 2022 are from the governorates of Damascus, Damascus suburbs, Homs, Hama, and Daraa.
According to information we’ve received from relatives and friends of released individuals and our database, most of the released detainees have spent between two to eight years in the Syrian regime’s detention centers, in immeasurably severe conditions in which they’ve been subjected to torture and suffered an almost complete lack of any medical care, as well as chronic overcrowding. All of the released detainees were arrested without any arrest warrants.
The photos of some of those released reveal the severe deterioration in their health during their imprisonment.
SNHR believes that the state of those detainees who’ve been forcibly disappeared for periods of nine to eleven years is even worse if they are still alive.
SNHR notes that more than 132,000 individuals are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the Syrian regime’s detention centers. We fear for their life, health, and dignity, and again call for their fate to be revealed.