The death of a civilian due to torture in Syrian regime forces’ detention center, May 12

Malek Faisal Ibrahim al Hamidah, from al Sekhna city in the eastern suburbs of Homs governorate, was arrested in 2014 by Syrian regime forces. Since then, he was forcibly disappeared as Syrian regime denies his arrest and prevent anyone to visit him even a lawyer. On May 12, 2020, SNHR received information confirming that he is dead. We have data confirms 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. Syrian regime gets rid of corpses through deliberate burning operations, the one whose corpse was not handed over is deemed as forcibly disappeared person.