Inside Assad’s prisons: “Female Detainees Are Subjected to the Most Horrific Methods of Torture”

Inside Assad's prisons: “Female Detainees Are Subjected to the Most Horrific Methods of Torture”
Inside Assad's prisons: “Female Detainees Are Subjected to the Most Horrific Methods of Torture”

The Syrian regime released Mrs Baraa Arar, a native of Nawa city. She was arrested nearly two years ago on al-Shara’a checkpoint in Daraa city.

Mrs Arar told SY24 during a phone conversation, “In the first quarter of 2016, I was arrested with my daughter by the regime forces in Daraa city. I was subjected to brutal torture in the military intelligence branch in Daraa, the military police in Damascus, and eventually in Adra prison for women. And I was eventually released on bail”.

“The situation in the regime’s prisons is very bad. All female detainees are waiting for their release, some of whom have been detained for more than 6 years without any attempt to release them, whether through a swap with the regime or a bail”, says Mrs Arar. “One of the events that I cannot forget, is when they killed a woman who was accused of helping the rebels. They asked her to give away her clothes to the other detainees, before taking her to an unknown destination”.

Mrs Baraa concluded, “Before I was released, some detainees entrusted me to carry letters to their families, some entrusted me to carry kisses and tears, and for others I carry songs for mothers and freedom”.

The 27-year-old Tal al-Mallohi, who is being held for her political views, has entrusted Mrs Arar to convey a message that, “Tell them to end the revolution. I am tired of prison; I am afraid that I am going to find my parents dead when I am released”.
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