Rights Group Says Assad Regime Arbitrarily Detained Hundreds of Syrians in November
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had recorded no fewer than 529 cases of arbitrary arrests in November, 87 percent of which were carried out by the Assad regime.
In a new report issued on Monday, the Network said that it had recorded a total of 7,126 cases of arbitrary arrests since the beginning of 2018, including 529 in November. Of those arrests recorded in November, 368 were carried out by the Assad regime and 107 others by the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The ISIS extremist group detained nine people, while Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham detained 19 people. The rights group noted that it recorded another 26 cases of arbitrary arrests by other militant groups.
According to the report, 75 arrests took place in Aleppo, noting that the arrests took place at no fewer than 105 checkpoints that the Assad regime deployed across Syrian cities and towns, especially in Deir Ezzor governorate. Arrests also took place during raids on civilian homes by the Assad regime and the PYD militia.
In an earlier report, the Network said that 15 people were killed under torture in Syria in November, 14 of whom were killed by the Assad regime forces, including a woman. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)