The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria said that the Assad regime’s security apparatuses have been detaining Palestinian-Syrian citizen Maher Jabr, his wife Marwa, and their four children for more than eight years.
The London-based human rights watchdog said that the Assad regime’s security agencies detained the family at the Ali al-Wahsh checkpoint in southern Damascus on January 5, 2014.
The group added that the family members are Maher the father, his children Maymouna al-Sham, born in 2013, Maryam, born in 2011, Fatima, born in 2007, Mohammed Anwar, born in 2005, and their mother Marwa.
The group indicated that the family were stopped while they were trying to get out of the blockaded southern Damascus, with nothing known about their fate and whereabouts ever since. They are from Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus.
The Action Group said it had compiled a list of the names of 1,797 Palestinian-Syrians who are still detained in the prisons of the Assad regime, including women, children and whole families.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)