A Syrian teacher has lost his life due to torture at the hands of the PYD militia, according to reports from the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). The teacher, identified as Walid Muhaimid, was employed at a school in the town of Manbij, located in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province.
Aged 40, Muhaimid was residing in Manbij at the time of his arrest on August 5, 2023. The PYD militia took him into custody and transferred him to a prison in the same town, where he tragically succumbed to torture and died. On August 8, 2023, the militia informed his family of his demise and returned his body to them.
The SNHR revealed that around 4,624 Syrian citizens remain imprisoned by the PYD militia, with 94 individuals reported to have died due to torture within these prison facilities.
Abdulbasit Abdullatif, a member of the political committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), voiced his concern over the persistent abduction of children and fatal treatment of detainees by the PYD militia. He directly linked these actions to the lack of substantial pressure on the militia.
Abdullatif called for the militia to be held accountable and for any support to it to be halted. He emphasized that such support has allowed the militia to continue its harmful practices, even to the extent of causing the deaths of educators and school teachers held in their detention centers.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)