The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has released its monthly report on arbitrary arrests in Syria for January, which revealed that at least 178 individuals were arrested, including 14 children and 7 women. The report attributes 92 of these arrests to the forces of the Assad regime. Out of the 178 arrests, 156 have turned into cases of enforced disappearance.
The report highlights that 4 children and 3 women were detained by the Assad regime, while 58 individuals were arrested by the PYD terrorist militia, including 7 children and 2 women. 19 arrests were made by unidentified parties and 9 by the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham group. The majority of the arbitrary arrests took place in the provinces of Aleppo, Rural Dimashq, Al-Hasakah, Al-Raqqa, Damascus, and Dara’a.
The rights group is calling for the release of children and women and an end to the use of families and friends as hostages of war. The report also highlights the continued targeting of civilians by the Assad regime in retaliation for their political opposition.
The SNHR is urging the UN Security Council to take action on the implementation of UN Resolutions 2042, 2043, and 2139 in order to uncover the fate of the nearly 102,000 disappeared persons in Syria, 85% of whom are in the custody of the Assad regime.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)