A civilian from Deir Ez-Zour died due to torture in a Syrian regime detention center on September 26

Ahmad Mhaidi al Saleh al Nasser, from Mouhasan city in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, was arrested by Syrian regime forces in 2015 while passing through a checkpoint in Hasaka city. He was taken to Seydnaya Military Prison in Damascus suburbs governorate and has been classified as forcibly disappeared ever since, with the Syrian regime denying his detention and refusing to allow anyone, even a lawyer, to visit him.

On September 26, 2022, Ahmad’s family learned of his death inside Seydnaya Military Prison; SNHR has obtained information confirming he was in good health at the time of his arrest, which makes it highly likely that he died due to torture and lack of medical care.

SNHR can further confirm that the Syrian regime failed to hand Ahmad’s body over to his family; this is standard practice for the regime, with the bodies of the majority of detainees who die in its detention centers being disposed of through mass cremations. Since the whereabouts of these prisoners’ remains is unknown and they are not handed over to their relatives, these detainees continue to be classified as being among the forcibly disappeared.

We can confirm that 135,253 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in Syrian regime forces detention centers.

SNHR notes that 14,464 Syrian citizens are documented as having died due to torture inside the Syrian regime’s detention centers.

A civilian from Deir Ez-Zour died due to torture in a Syrian regime detention center on September 26