President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem al-Meslet, visited the Commander of the Military Police Corps, Brigadier General Ahmed al-Kurdi, at the Military Police Command Center in Qatma and Kafar Jannah in the Afrin region in rural Aleppo.
Al-Meslet was accompanied with the SOC’s members Yasser al-Farhan, Ahmed al-Shehadi, Najib Rahmoun, and Asaad Allito, as well as directors and heads of sub-branches of the Military Police Command.
Al-Meslet praised the work of the Military Police and the development of its performance as he stressed the importance of its role in ensuring security in the region, protecting citizens and maintaining their safety. He also stressed the need to preserve the professionalism of work by fully observing the rules and adhering to the legal procedures.
For his part, Al-Kurdi spoke about the work of the Military Police and some of the challenges facing the streamlining of its work and the provision of best services to the civilian population in the region. He gave an overview on the prison management system and ways of dealing with prisoners in the liberated areas.
Al-Kurdi stressed that the Military Police Corps is keen on ensuring respect for human rights and adherence to international law and international humanitarian law. He pointed out that arrests and investigations are carried out through warrants issued by the military judiciary.
Moreover, Al-Kurdi made it clear that the Military Police Corps is offering prisoners humane treatment as they are allowed to communicate with their families through visits and phone calls and can appoint a lawyer to defend them. The corps is also providing good personal hygiene as well as sports and professional activities to inmates.
Al-Kurdi added that all prisons run by the military judiciary are open to visits by international organizations as well as Arab and Western media outlets to ascertain the conditions inside.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)