SDF are notorious for severely torturing their prisoners and intimidating them. The number of those dying under severe torture in SDF-run prisons has increased since 2016. Most of those who die due to severe torture are accused of being Daesh affiliates.
Yesterday, the pharmacist Saleh Ahmed Yassin, 52, was tortured to death in an SDF-run prison in Al Jazrat Al Buhamid after being arrested for two months. Moreover, the engineer ‘Fahmed Hmash Nayef’ died under severe torture in an SDF-run prison in eastern Deir Ezzor after being arrested for around a month.