A 65-year-old maths teacher, named as Ayesh Helal al Fa’ouri, from al Sheikh Maskin city in the northern suburbs of Daraa governorate, was arrested by Syrian regime forces in 2018. Since then, he has been classified as forcibly disappeared, with the Syrian regime denying his arrest and preventing anyone, even a lawyer, from visiting him. On April 19, 2021, Syrian regime forces informed his family of his death handing them his body the next day. SNHR data from numerous sources confirms that he was in good health at the time of his arrest, indicating that he probably died due to torture in one of their detention centers.
SNHR can confirm that at least 131,106 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the regime’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to the detainees’ wellbeing, given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
SNHR notes that at least 14,315 Syrian citizens have died due to torture in Syrian regime forces’ detention center.