‘I wished I would die’- Syrian refugees arbitrarily detained on terrorism-related charges and tortured in Lebanon
Hundreds of Syrian men, women and children who found refuge from the Syrian conflict in Lebanon have been arbitrarily detained on terrorism-related charges since 2014 until present time. During detention, Lebanese military intelligence tortured or otherwise ill-treated refugees. Amnesty International’s research shows that Lebanese security forces failed to notify refugees of the reason for their arrest and did not allow them to contact their family or a lawyer. Their trials have not met international standards: refugees have been tried in military courts and court decisions have been based on weak evidence, extracted under coercion.