Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

A Report on Branch 215, Raid Brigade Military Intelligence Division – Damascus

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Introduction

During the recent months of the Syrian revolution, the number of martyrs who have died in regime’s detention centers- either as a result of the severe torture they are exposed to or due to the intentional health neglect induced by the regime’s forces in those various secret detentions that are spread all over Syria- has increased dramatically and sharply. Different methods of killing, torture and ill-treatment are used in the various security bodies, usually in the first days of detention i.e. during the interrogation, which are the most difficult days in the life of the majority of detainees, as many of the eyewitnesses- who have been interviewed by VDC- confirmed that the most of the death cases happen almost exclusively in the first ten days of the detention life, and that whoever survives those days would be facing a slow death, usually due to chronic skin diseases or severe psychological pressure.

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