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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime’s security branches continue their abusive operations in Rif Dimashq and arrest 2 families in al-Tal city north of the capital Damascus

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: several reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that patrols of the “political security” branch carried out a raids and arrests in al-Tal city north of the capital Damascus, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: regime’s intelligence arrested 2 families in the city on various pretexts and charges, and the sources told the Syrian Observatory that one of the arrested families had returned from an Arabian Gulf country and settled their situation, while the other family was arrested on charges of contacting one of their relatives who is a leader in opposition factions in the Syrian north, also the political security raided a house of one of the wanted in the eastern neighborhood of al-Tal city and they threatened his relative to surrender himself or they will arrest all members of his family.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 30th of April 2019 that reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the regime’s intelligence services have transferred tens of detainees of the people of the Eastern Ghouta to Sednaya Military Prison, after interrogation had been accomplished in the security branches after arresting them on various charges after the regime forces had imposed their control over the area and after the exit of the military factions from the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus and evacuating them to the Syrian North, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the detainees who were taken to Sednaya Prison, were detained in Al-Khateeb branch in the capital Damascus, and the Air Force Intelligence’s branch in Harasta city, and both branches are affiliated to the Air Force Intelligence, where the number of detainees exceeded 100, most of them were former fighters in the rebel and Islamic factions which fought against the regime forces in the Eastern Ghouta, and they were arrested although they struck “reconciliation and settlement deals” and received guarantees that they would not be targeted by the security branches, where they had been transferred to Sednaya after being questioned in the security branches and after proving the charges directed to them of engaging in clashes against the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them in the past years during the opposition factions’ control over the Eastern Ghouta.

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