Khalil Ibrahim Mousa from Izra city in northern rural Daraa governorate a media activist and Syrian regime serviceman, was arrested, aged 32, by Syrian regime forces in 2022 from his workplace at a regime military facility in Hama governorate for voicing criticism on his Facebook page of the living conditions in regime-controlled areas and calling for reforms. He has been classified as forcibly disappeared ever since, with the Syrian regime denying any knowledge of his whereabouts and refusing to allow anyone, even a lawyer, to visit him. On August 10, 2023, Syrian regime forces informed his family that he had died and returned his body to them We can confirm he was in good health at the time of his arrest, indicating a strong probability that he died due to torture in a regime detention center.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) notes that approximately 135,481 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in Syrian regime detention centers. We have serious concerns about their fate. We have documented the deaths of at least 15,039 Syrian citizens due to torture in regime detention centers since March 2011.