Most Notable Cases of Torture to Death inside Syrian Regime Detention Centers in April 2014


Executive summary:
No less than 164 individuals were tortured to death at the hands of government forces inside the official and non-official detention centers. While this month’s toll of victims of torture wasn’t considered high, as some past months saw up to 400 cases, this month was particularly notable for the kind of cases, as SNHR’s victim documentation team recorded the death of the following among the 164 cases torture to death.
Four lawyers
A media worker
Two engineers
Two doctors
Four university students
Two cases of kin (two siblings – an uncle and his nephew)
SNHR’s victim documentation team methodology for documenting victims:
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit human rights group. SNHR works on documenting violations of human rights, as well as victims and detainees in Syria.

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