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Report: 32 people killed under torture in Syria in August

32 Syrians have been tortured to death in August 2017, 27 at the hands of the Assad regime, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
32 Syrians have been tortured to death in August 2017, 27 at the hands of the Assad regime, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said Tuesday it had documented the deaths of 32 people due to torture in August, including 27 people killed by the Syrian regime.

The network said in its periodic report that it documented the death of three detainees due to torture by the Hay’at Tahrir al Sham, one by ISIS, and one by armed opposition factions.

The London-based rights group said it documented 161 deaths due to torture by key players in Syria since the beginning of this year.

According to the report, since 2011 “the Syrian authorities have denied executing any arrests and, instead, accuse Al-Qaeda and terrorist groups such as ISIS. Additionally, the Syrian regime doesn’t acknowledge any torture or death-due-to-torture cases”.

The report pointed out that the Russian side does not publish the texts of de-escalation agreements signed with various groups, in order to repudiate any legal or political obligations or consequences.

Read: 169 cases of arrests, torture and enforced disappearances by Syrian Kurdish forces

In an interview with Al Jazeera Net, the head of the Syrian Human Rights Network, Fadhel Abdul Ghani said that deaths due to torture no longer receive any reaction.

He added that the Syrian regime has succeeded to a great extent in “accustoming the international community to the news of deaths under torture”.

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