Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:35

Assad Regime Further Tightens the Screws on People of Dara’a Province

The Assad regime prevented teachers in Dara’a province from returning to their jobs although they had their status settled with the Assad regime following the Russian- sponsored cease-fire agreement which was reached earlier in southern Syria.

Local activists on Thursday said that the Assad regime prevented teachers from returning to their jobs as a punishment for working in schools that used to be supported by the Syrian Interim Government, local or international organizations in the period during which Dara’a province was under the control of the Free Syrian Army.

The Assad regime’s Ministry of Education has recently issued a decision preventing the re-employment of 28 teachers in the towns of Bosra al-Sham, Nawa, Da'el, Jassem, al-Shajara, and al-Sanamin.

The move came as part of the series of punitive measures the Assad regime has recently taken to tighten the screws on residents of the region.

In addition to the economic clampdown on the local population, the Assad regime’s security forces carry out frequent arrests of people on charges of working for institutions of the revolution or belonging to the ISIS extremist group, activists added.

The Syrian Coalition earlier said that these measures indicated that the Assad regime is determined on taking revenge against its opponents, adding that Syrian civilians have been repeatedly deceived by the Assad regime which has a track record of reneging on all agreements and conventions. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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