The death of a civilian inside Syrian regime forces’ detention center, April 25

Khaled al Nouri, known as Abu Bassam, from Saqba city in Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus suburbs governorate, was arrested in July 16, 2013, by Syrian regime forces since then he was enforced to disappear as Syrian regime denied that they detained him and they prevented any one to visit him even a lawyer. On April 25, 2020, SNHR received information states that he died due to torture in Seydnaya Military Prison in Damascus suburbs. We have data confirm that he was in a good health at the time of his arrest which indicate that he probably died due to torture.

We assured that Syrian regime forces didn’t hand over his corpse which is a popular practice of Syrian regime inside the detentions centers for the most majority of dead persons inside the centers. Syrian regime gets rid of corpses through deliberate burning operations where any person’s corpse was not handed over is deemed as forcibly disappeared person.