1- Report Methodology:
Since 2011 and up till now the Syrian regime doesn’t recognize any detention operations, but accuses al-Qaeda and terrorist groups such as ISIS, as he does not recognize cases of torture and death under torture, as SNHR get information either from former detainees or parents, and most of parents gain access to information about their detained relatives by paying a bribe to government officials.
We, in SNHR point out the parents story that we receive, and always remind that the Syrian authorities do not in many of those cases, return the bodies to the parents, while the parents are often afraid of going to receive the bodies of their relatives from the military hospitals, or even personal belongings; for fear of arrest.
Based on all that, SNHR faces real difficulties in the documentation process because of the ban and tracking any of its members, and in these circumstances it is difficult to confirm the death with certainty, and the entire process is subject to the processes of documentation and continued verification, as such cases remain open, with taking into account the testimony of the family, but the above most be noted.
2- Executive Summary:
SNHR documented no less than 136 deaths under torture cases inside government and non-government detention centers in March 2015 as follows:
– Government forces: 134
– Extremist groups:
a- ISIS: 1
b- An-Nussra Front: 1
While the death under torture cases is still going since 2011, and this is clear evidence on the systematical and excessive violent force against the detainees
Daraa province recorded the highest statistics of death under torture victims as they’ve reached 35 victims, as the reset of the victims from each province comes as follows:
Hama 25, Rural Damascus 23, Homs 15, Idlib 15, Damascus 8, Aleppo 4, Deir Az-Zour54, Hasakah 3, Raqqa 2, Lattakia 1.
As for the most notable death under torture cases it is:
2 college students, a teacher, an engineer, a nurse, a reporter, a child, 2 women, and 4 family members cases.