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82 Palestinians tortured to death in Syria prisons in 2018

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Eighty-two Palestinian refugees were detained and tortured to death in the Syrian regime’s prisons in 2018, the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria revealed in a report yesterday.

The rights group noted that its statistics were based on a number of notifications received from the Syrian regime’s security branches, adding that the data was verified by the victims’ families.

The death toll, the report added, might be greater than what has been documented due to the Syrian regime’s concealment of the detainees’ names, in addition to the victims’ families’ fears of prosecution by the Syrian authorities if they disclose such information.

The UK-based group has previously documented the detention of 1,711 Palestinian refugees in Syrian prisons, most of whom have been forcibly disappeared and are being held in unknown locations.

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