The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had recorded at least 2,221 cases of arbitrary arrest in Syria in 2022, including against 148 children and 457 women, adding that the fate of 1,698 of the detainees is still unknown.
In a new report issued on Thursday, the Network indicated that the Assad regime is responsible for 1,017 arrests, including against 38 children and 416 women. The PYD terrorist militia carried out 633 arrests, including against 93 children and 10 women, while Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham is responsible for 202 arrests, including against 13 children and three women. The Network added that 369 arrests, including against four children and 28 women, were carried out by other parties.
According to the report, the majority of arrests took place in the provinces of Aleppo, Rural Damascus, Deir Ezzor, Damascus, Dara’a, Idlib, Hasakah, Homs and Hama.
The monitoring group indicated that no significant progress has so far been made in the issue of detainees and the forcibly disappeared although it was addressed in several UN Security Council and UN General Assembly resolutions.
It stressed that the Assad regime has not fulfilled any of its obligations under any of the international agreements and conventions it has ratified, especially the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The report called on the UN Security Council to follow up on the implementation of UN Resolutions 2042, 2043, and 2139 as it stressed the need to release children and women and stop taking families and friends hostages of war.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)