Tens of arrests of returnees from neighboring countries, displacement camps, and opposition areas to regime's areas raise to about 280, the number of those who remain in the detentions out of about 750 arrested people • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Tens of arrests of returnees from neighboring countries, displacement camps, and opposition areas to regime’s areas raise to about 280, the number of those who remain in the detentions out of about 750 arrested people

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the intelligence and security services of the Syrian regime continue their arbitrarily arrest campaigns against the people returning to their cities, towns, and villages throughout Syria, from the displacement camps in the Syrian north and the Syrian Desert, and from areas controlled by the opposition or the neighboring countries as Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan, as well as other regional countries, where the Syrian Observatory monitored tens of arrests during the last week, carried out by regime’s security branches against citizens returned to their cities, towns, and villages in the southern Syria, Damascus, the Eastern Ghouta, Homs and the Syrian coast, in addition to the western Qalamoun, raising to 279 Syrian citizens arrested in various detentions of the regime, after being taken there during raids or from checkpoints, out of about 750 people interrogated since the beginning of October 2018 until today, the 24th of November 2018.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 19th of November 2018 that the security branches continue their arbitrary operations throughout the Syrian provinces, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a new operation of arrests carried out by regime’s intelligence during the past 48 hours in the Eastern Ghouta, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory: the Syrian regime’s intelligence has arrested a whole family of Saqba in the Eastern Ghouta, consists of 2 men, 2 women, and 3 children under the age of eighteen, who were arrested at one of the checkpoints of the General Intelligence at the entrances of Harasta city, after their return individually from the north of Syria, where they were arrested on charges of “not coordinating with national reconciliation committees”, and they were taken to the Air Force Intelligence branch in Harasta city, while the Syrian Observatory monitored new arrests carried out by regime’s intelligence in Douma city in the Eastern Ghouta on various charges and pretexts, where they are preventing the university students from going to their universities and preventing people of the city from leaving it as well, amid resentment among the people due to the continued seize of their freedom despite the “reconciliation and settlement” they carried out, and the Syrian Observatory published on Saturday, the 17th of November 2018 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources who confirmed that the regime forces and intelligence have been carrying out arrests in recent weeks against citizens returning to areas controlled by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities within Syrian territory, where the intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the arrests were carried out against returnees from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, regional countries, and other countries, as well as the arrests against returnees from camps at the Syrian north and the desert, and the Syrian Observatory documented arrests More than 700 people and they were interrogated, since the beginning of October until the 17th of November 2018, where most of them have been released, but more than 230 are still being held in different regime detention camps, after being taken their during raids or at checkpoints.

Reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that hundreds of youths returning to the Syrian territory have also been taken to the conscription in regime’s ranks, while sources of the Syrian Observatory suggested that some detainees had been transferred to regime’s barracks to join the mandatory conscription service. And these operations of arrests and recruitment come in conjunction with arrests against citizens within areas of the “reconciliation and settlement”, which the regime forces were able to control after imposing their control through military operations and “reconciliations,” which ended in displacing those who rejected the “settlement” agreements with the regime to the Syrian north, where the fate of many detainees within the settlement areas is still unknown.

The reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Russian guarantees were worthless in the light of raids, arrests, and the conscription carried out by regime’s authorities, while the Russian forces are seeking to impose their presence through media allegations, trying to cover the abuses and violations of regime’s authorities and intelligence by encouraging the return of youths and men to areas of control of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, where most arrests took place in the provinces of Damascus and in the countryside of, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Latakia, and areas in the Syrian south, it worth mention that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources about the detainees in the prisons and detentions of the regime, of who have been imprisoned on the background of charges related to the Syrian revolution since March 2011, and in the details confirmed by the Syrian Observatory’s reliable sources: more than 104 Syrian citizen were executed, killed, and martyred in the prisons of the regime forces and its intelligence services, where more than 83% of them were liquidated, killed, and died in these camps between May 2013 and October 2015, the sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that more than 30000 detainees were killed in the notorious prison of Sednaya, while the second predominant percentage was in the Air Intelligence branches run by the serial killer Jamil Al-Hassan, the General in the ranks of regime’s intelligence.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from its own sources that Iran bears the primary responsibility with the regime of Bashar al-Assad in killing and liquidating the detainees and leaving them to their fate of hunger and sickness, as they used to supervise the prisons and jails of the regime forces and intelligence, until after the entry of the Russian forces in the Syrian conflict line in the end of September 2015, which took over the detainee file from the regime which used to promote it in the international forums and meetings, where the detainee file was changed.

Despite the fact that Russia took over the file, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the failure of the Russians in releasing tens of thousands of detainees who are still inside regime’s prisons and detention centers, where more than 80000 prisoners are still alive in the prisons and detentions of the regime, some of whom have spent years in detention under disastrous humanitarian conditions, and the sources confirmed that some of the detainees died in dormitories as a result of their poor health, the significant reduction in food, and the lack of medical and health care, as well as torturing, beating, and insulting the detainees on various charges.