المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish border guards continue abusing Syrians by severely beating and shooting at them

The Turkish border guards continue their violations against the Syrian citizens who fall victims to the prosecution of human smugglers, where the Syrian Observatory documented the injury of 2 displaced people in the Salah Eddin camp west of Jisr al-Shughur, by random bullets launched by Turkish border guards while they were pursuing smugglers who tried to enter the Turkish territory on Friday morning, while the Syrian Observatory monitored violations by the Jandarma against refugees who were arrested this morning, where they were brutally beaten and they shaved their heads and eyebrows to distinguish them if they tried to return to the Turkish border, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 28th of June 2019 that in These processes of smuggling have not stopped at the attraction to push people to leave, the shock of the rough way, the difficulty of the smuggling process which takes several hours, and the smugglers’ insulting treatment, in addition to the inhumane treatment by the Turkish Jandarma, but they went beyond to assault attempts and assaults against girls by the smugglers during the smuggling, in addition to killing their customers and throwing the bodies in the bushes or in al-Assi River, after seizing their money and possessions, claiming that they were killed by the Turkish border guards, in addition to the killing by the Turkish Jandarma against citizens, the death of hundreds of whom have been documented by the Syrian Observatory by Human Rights since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution, the smuggling also includes the transport of prohibited goods and stuffs like drugs, while the smugglers’ inhuman treatment went beyond to leave those who are not able to complete their way, in the valleys and bushes on the smuggling road to Turkey, where the SOHR monitored the missing of tens of people in these smuggling processes, in addition to the escape of the smuggler in the case that he felt that he is about to be arrested by the Turkish border guards.

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