I didn’t witness his killing. He was in a neighboring dormitory. We used to hear sounds coming from their dormitory when they were beaten by the jailers.
August 17, 2020
Source: The Association of Detainees and The Missing in Sednaya Prison
The martyr brother Abu Faisal al-Rifaei, may God bless his soul, was one of the very honest men. He was a military judge from the border town of Nassib – Daraa.
I didn’t witness his killing. He was in a neighboring dormitory. We used to hear sounds coming from their dormitory when they were beaten by the jailers. Their sounds were terrific; I can’t describe them.
We heard of his martyrdom the day he was killed. I was not in his dormitory because they had separated us long time ago.
When we were together, he was at the verge of nervous breakdown in addition to his physical deterioration. They saved no tool to torture him, electric sticks, Iron tubes, plastic hoses… etc. Many times, they ordered him to take off his clothes to be totally naked even from his underwear, and they pour cold water on him. He was forced to sleep on the floor in the coldest nights of winter. He hated to be visited by anybody because they take him to the visit hall and return him under relentless beating.
He was tall, well built, but he was completely exhausted from hunger. He was a moving skeleton, his sight was fearful due to his unusual thinness, in addition to scabies and the physical and psychological illnesses.
He was an unusual man, a judge, therefore they intended to humiliate him daily and continuously.