The National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons toured a temporary detention facility that is run by the Syrian National Army (SNA) 123rd Brigade to check on the conditions inside. The visit came after a constructive dialogue with the SNA commanders.
The Commission pointed that the 123rd Brigade leadership showed cooperativeness with the Commission and provided it with full access to the facility.
The Commission said that it earlier visited the Tel Abyad prison in northern rural Raqqa to ascertain the conditions inside the facility and make sure that the inmates are been treated in accordance with the principles of international humanitarian law and the provisions of the Geneva Conventions.
The Commission pointed out that it interviewed the detainees in the prison as well as reviewed their conditions and reasons for their detention. It said that the detainees have access to food, clean water, and medical care.
Moreover, the Commission listened to the demands of the prisoners and instructed the prison administration to allow the detainees to communicate with their families.
The Commission praised the cooperativeness shown by the 123rd Brigade leadership and its readiness to promote respect for human rights and the principles of international humanitarian law.
The Commission stressed the importance of upholding these standards as a behavior rooted in the fighters of the SNA elements which carries the values and ethics of the Syrian revolution in freedom, justice and dignity. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)