August 18, 2014

Syria: Demand an End to Enforced Disappearances


Amnesty International has been documenting cases of enforced disappearance in Syria since the late 1970s. However, the number of persons subjected to enforced disappearance has sharply risen since the beginning of the crisis in 2011.

Some Syrian victims remain missing – their fate or whereabouts unknown to their families, who are often in anguish and despair. Others who were subjected to enforced disappearance but eventually released after languishing for months in secret detention have told Amnesty International about the torture and other ill-treatment they endured.