A Palestinian monitoring group confirmed the death of three women detainees under torture in the Sednaya Military Prison northeast of Damascus after being arbitrarily held for several years.
Alia al-Safadi, Nour Hassan Suwaid, and Marah al-Jishi were three of 40 female detainees who died in the Syrian security chambers due to summary executions and brutal torture.
Tens of thousands of people are believed to have been tortured or killed in Syrian jails since the Arab Spring began. Sednaya prison, a military facility on the outskirts of Damascus, has long been considered one of the most infamous institutions in Syria.
Female detainees in Sednaya are subjected to daily torture by electric shocks, rape, beatings, humiliation, solitary confinement, and other kinds of torture.
According to statistics released by the Action Group for Palestinians in Syria (AGPS) in January, the total number of Palestinian refugees tortured to death since the beginning of the Syrian revolution has stood at 653.
The true number of killings, deaths under torture and disappearances of Palestinians and others are estimated to be much higher than the recorded statistics show.