Government forces killed at least 134 individuals as a result of torture in regular and irregular detention centers in February 2014. The rate of deaths due to torture was not as high this month as in earlier 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 134 victims:
• A doctor.
• Three university students.
• A child.
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.