Family Violence Claims 22 Lives In Syria So Far In 2022

A human rights watchdog observing situations in Syria on Friday said they have documented 23 premeditate murders so far in the year 2022 due to family violence.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the victims are children under the age of 18, young women aged 18 years, and men among them an older.

Since the beginning of the year, the family violence had took the lives of a young woman and a man in the capital, Damascus, a child, baby girl, old man and a young man in Rif Dimashq, a man and two women from Tartous, an infant, two young men and a woman in Hama province, a young woman and a female child and baby boy and three men in Al-Suwaydaa province.

Another family-related violence killed a man in Al-Mayadeen city in Deir Ezzor province, an infant in Aleppo, a child with special needs in Daraa, and a female child in Homs province, SOHR said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the agency quoting a reliable source revealed a shocking incident, in which a five-year-old female child was killed by her mother and her stepfather.

“The child who is known by her initials as (J. A.) has been transferred to Al-Basel Hospital in Homs city by her mother who cited the young girl fell from a high building,” the statement added.

However, an official involved in the investigation said the child was beaten by her stepfather and the baby girl as regularly being tortured.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the parents were arrested in the connection and are under investigations.


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