Thursday, 07 December 2017 20:23

Rights Group Records 569 Cases of Arbitrary Detention in Syria in November

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had recorded 569 cases of arbitrary detention in Syria in November. It said that the Assad regime detained 422 people, including 28 children and 61 women.

In its monthly report the monitoring group issued on Wednesday, SNHR said that the detainees included 138 people who were detained in Rural Damascus alone.

The report indicated that the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) detained 76 people, including three children and three women during the reporting period. The ISIS extremist group detained 29 people, including four children and two women.

According to the report, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham militant group detained 18 people, all of whom were males. The report indicated that 24 people, including two women, were detained by unidentified militant groups.

The report listed 131 cases of kidnapping by groups that the Network said it was unable to identify, but said that 88 of those cases took place in areas under the control of the Assad regime.

The Network said it had recorded a total of 5,966 cases of arbitrary detention across Syria since the beginning of 2017 to the end of November.

The arrests mainly targeted people aged between 18 and 42 years for forced recruitment as well as relatives of activists and rebel fighters living in regime-held areas.

The Network concluded its report by calling on the UN Security Council to follow up the implementation of resolutions 2042 (2012), resolution 2043 (2012), and resolution 2139 (2014) which called for end to enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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