The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria has strongly emphasized that the ongoing violations committed by Assad regime forces are hindering the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland. The Commission has highlighted that regime forces have detained Syrians, including children, who have returned from neighboring countries.
In a report presented to the 54th regular session of the Human Rights Council, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry revealed that these returning individuals have endured mistreatment at the hands of Assad regime forces. Additionally, some have been subjected to extortion in exchange for their release.
The report further underscored that Syrians continue to face persistent human rights violations, ongoing attacks, and a deteriorating economic situation.
The committee also condemned the unjustifiable obstruction by the Assad regime of life-saving humanitarian aid to those affected by the earthquake in February. Regime forces were reported to have carried out bombings in areas impacted by the earthquake. Of the 15 documented attacks in the earthquake-stricken region, many have been characterized as potential war crimes.
The report also addressed the recent surge in attacks in Idlib, resulting in the displacement of thousands of civilians from Jabal al-Zawiya. Additionally, it mentioned anti-regime protests in Suwayda, where demonstrators have been demanding economic, social, civil, and political rights.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)