Government forces killed at least 137 individuals as a result of torture in regular and irregular detention centers in January 2014. The rate of deaths due to torture was not as high this month as in previous months, with some months seeing almost 400 cases of fatal torture. The characteristic that set this month’s death toll from torture apart was the variety of victims, with the Syrian Network for Human Rights’ Victim Documentation Team documenting among the 137 victims:
• A doctor
• A lawyer
• An athletic
• A human rights activist
• A woman
Documentation methodology of the Victim Documentation Team at the Syrian Network for Human Rights:
The Syrian Network for Human Rights is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan or political human rights organization. The network documents human rights violations, victims and detainees in Syria.