A man from Dael city in the northern suburbs of Daraa governorate, named as Muhammad Shehadeh Irsan Oweir, born in 1980, was arrested by personnel from the Syrian regime’s Air Security forces on September 5, 2021, during a raid on his home in the city and taken to the Air Security branch in the city. On Thursday, October 28, 2021, he was transferred to the city’s National Hospital due to ill health which persisted throughout the duration of his detention as a result of being subjected to torture in the branch. On October 31, 2021, Muhammad died in the hospital and his body was handed over to his family. SNHR’s 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 and lack of health care.
SNHR can confirm that at least 131,469 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the regime’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to the detainees’ wellbeing, particularly given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
SNHR notes that at least 14,360 Syrian citizens have died due to torture in Syrian regime forces’ detention center.