المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Tartus witnesses popular widespread resentment against the backdrop of releasing a person who is accused of assaulting about 15 children in the province

Tartus Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the province of Tartus is witnessing popular resentment against the backdrop of a series of crimes witnessed in the province, and the resentment came against the backdrop of the leniency of the regime’s judiciary with regard to crimes committed by a person from  the countryside of Tartus city who assaulted about 15 children aged between 8 and 13 years old, under weapons threat, and in the details that intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the person who is descended from Kartu village in Tartus countryside, committed a series of assaults against children, and after he had been arrested by the regime’s criminal authorities, he was referred to judiciary, then the judge who participated previously in celebrations to “honor the families of the regime’s casualties” in Tartus countryside, released him after he was imprisoned for 17 days, and the families of the children accused the judge of receiving a sum of money estimated by millions of Syrian Pounds in return for releasing him.

This procedure by the judge has ignited the resentment of the residents of Tartus province, who demanded that the judge to be held accountable and to be divested of his immunity, as well as bringing the person who is accused of assaulting the children back, and to be judged according to the valid laws of the crimes of assaulting children and minors, although the regime’s judiciary and the ministry of justice, claimed that they took the resentment into consideration, to investigate it and those who are responsible for this file will be held accountable, it is noteworthy that Tartus province witnessed in the past months and years, abductions, killing and varying crimes some of which reached the abduction and then the bodies were hidden or mutilated.

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