Damascus, 12 Jumadil Akhir 1436/1 April 2015 (MINA) – The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria said it has documented 371 victims of the Palestinian refugees in Syria who died because of torture in Syrian jails including a pregnant woman. It also documented the detention of 819 Palestinians inside Syrian jails including 31 women.

Human rights activists disclosed the death of 8 Palestinian refugees including three sisters and one pregnant woman. All have died because of torture in Syrian jails after being arrested by the Syrian Security Forces. The three sisters were arrested by Syrian security agents in al-Raml refugee camp in early 2013.

The Action Group said, in a statement on Monday, the three sisters are aged 19, 21 and 24 years, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The statement also mentioned that an 18-year-old girl, resident of Homs, has also died due to torture after being arrested for more than three years.

A 25-year-old woman from Yarmouk camp also died due to torture after spending two years in Syrian jails. In addition, a 42-year-old man from the same camp died after one year of arrest because of torture.

The Action Group disclosed on Tuesday the death of a Palestinian pregnant woman, 22, because of torture in Syrian jails.

In a similar context, a Palestinian refugee has died due to lack of medical care resulting from the siege imposed on Yarmouk refugee camp. By this, the number of the siege victims has reached 173 cases.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)