The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it hard recorded 167 arbitrary arrests in Syria last November, including against two children and three women. It pointed out that the arrests affected ex-detainees who were released in the past few months.
In a report issued on Wednesday, the Network said that the Assad regime continues to harass and detain people for their political and dissident views as well as those who spoke up against the deteriorating living conditions in the regime-held areas.
The report indicated that of those detained in November, the fate and whereabouts of 132 is unknown, adding that 82 were detained by the Assad regime and 36 by the PYD militia.
The Network said that Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militant group detained 17 people, 11 of whom became forcibly disappeared, while 32 others were detained by unidentified parties, 22 of whom became forcibly disappeared.
The report indicated that the majority of arrests took place in the provinces of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, and Idlib.
The rights group called on the UN Security Council to follow up on the implementation of resolutions 2042, 2043 (2012), and 2139 (2014) calling for an end to enforced disappearances.
The Network stressed the need to release children and women and to stop taking families as hostages of war, calling on the UN special envoy to Syria to include the issue of detainees in the Geneva meetings. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)