Teaching assistant died due to torture in Syrian regime forces’ detention center, June 12

Muhannad Muhammad Subhi al Karmou al Shehabi, has a bachelor degree at faculty of Chemistry in Aleppo university, and a teaching assistant in faculties of Pharmacy and Science, from al Bab city in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate and was born in 1987. He was arrested on December 22, 2013, by Syrian regime forces in Aleppo city. On June 12, 2020, his family was informed the he is registered as dead in the Civil Registry on April 8, 2015. SNHR suggests that the torture is likely to be the cause of his death in the regime’s detention center in Damascus city. SNHR has received confirmation that Syrian regime forces didn’t hand over his body to his family; this is standard practice for the regime with the majority of detainees who die in its detention centers, whose bodies are disposed of through mass cremations. Since the whereabouts of these prisoners’ remains is unknown and they are not handed over to their relatives, they continue to be classified among the forcibly disappeared persons.