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3 Palestinians die of torture in Syria regime prisons

As many as 34 Palestinians from the refugee camps in Homs, Hama and Damascus were tortured to death in the Syrian regime prisons. [File photo]

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria reported that three Palestinian refugees were tortured to death in the Syrian regime prisons, bringing the total number of Palestinian torture victims in the regime’s prisons to 531.

The group said in a statement published yesterday that the victims are identified as Anas Abbas Awad, born 1990 who was arrested in 2011 and brothers, Mohamed Fayyad Mustafa, born 1979 and Nabil Fayyad Mustafa, born 1980, who were arrested in 2013.

Meanwhile, the family of Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Walid Rahma has called on human rights organisations to help locate their son who was released from the Syrian regime prisons under an agreement with Al-Qaeda affiliate Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.

According to his brother, Mahmoud and a number of the released detainees decided to return to Damascus a few days ago, but he since gone missing.

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