Coordinator of the Syrian National Commission for the Affairs of Detainees and Missing Persons, Yasser Al-Farhan, stressed that the Assad regime is pursuing only one strategy in responding to the Syrian people that is based on repression and violence. He condemned in the strongest terms the regime’s arrest of demonstrators in Suwayda on Monday.
Al-Farhan called on international bodies to pay attention to the issue of detainees as he stressed that detention outside the law, enforced disappearance, torture, mass executions, and unfair trials have been the norm in Syria since Assad the father seized power in Syria.
The regime’s arrest of demonstrators in Suwayda for demanding their basic, legitimate rights confirmed that the Assad regime has not and will not change its approach or policy of committing crimes against the Syrian people, he added.
Activists in Suwayda said that the regime’s security services and shabiha continue to arrest protesters, with nine people detained by the regime on Tuesday.
Local media outlets reported that the detainees are Rowad Sadiq, Bashar Tarabeih, Ihsan Nofal, Hossam Mazhar, Safwan Obaid, Nasser Azzam, Salman Faraj, Abdul Rahman Breik, and Karim Al-Khatib.
The Assad regime’s security forces on Monday attacked the anti-regime demonstrators in Suwayda, dispersed the demonstration by force, and detained a number of protestors.
Suwayda has recently been witnessing anti-regime demonstrations calling for the release of detainees, the overthrow of the Assad regime, and meeting the demands of the Syrian revolution for freedom and dignity. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)