The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it documented the release of nearly 556 detainees from the prisons of the Assad regime in the period between May 1 and August 12, 2022 under the so-called amnesty decree that the regime issued for detainees.
The Network pointed out that the released included 61 women and 16 people who were children at the time of their arrest, in addition to at least 158 people who had settled their security status prior to their arrest and were given a pledge not to be targeted by the regime’s security apparatuses. The figure also included 28 people were arrested after their return to Syria, including four women.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) earlier stressed that the so-called amnesty issued by the criminal Assad regime is nothing but a ruse as it continues the systematic arrests and torture of detainees.
The SOC called on the United Nations to ensure the release of detainees in the regime’s prisons and the disclosure of their fate. It also called for justice to be served by holding the Assad regime accountable for the war crimes it has been committing over the past several years.
The SOC also stressed that this sheer number of crimes against the Syrian people, and against detainees in particular, makes all countries that support this regime or try to restore relations with it accomplices in these crimes.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)