The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime security services release around 120 detainees from various Syrian provinces since early April

Syrian regime authorities have released several dozens of detainees in their prisons since early April. The Syrian Observatory has monitored the release of some 120 detainees, who have been arrested at different times in various Syrian provinces since the start of the Syrian revolution.

In Daraa, the Syrian regime authorities have released 25 persons from the city since early April 2020, as a part of a series of recent release of detainees throughout Syria.

Days ago, SOHR sources reported that regime security service had released a civilian from Khirbet Ghazaleh in Daraa countryside after six years of detention. Regime authorities also released a civilian from Qita village, five years after being held in regime prisons.

Two other young men from Namar were released after 18 months of detention in Sednaya notorious prison. They were arrested for defecting from regime forces, although they reconciled with regime security services after regime forces had entered Daraa. Their families had been informed several times that the two young men died in the prison.

Meanwhile, regime intelligence released a civilian from Sheikh Maskin after being detained for nearly eight years and half.

On the other hand, regime security services released many young men from Al-Sanamayn, Sheikh Meskin, and other towns and cities in rural Daraa. They  were arrested at the beginning of the Syrian Revolution.

In rural Damascus, the Syrian regime authorities have released seven persons from eastern Ghouta. According to Observatory sources, the Syrian regime has released a number of people from Eastern Ghouta Sednaya and Adra prisons, different times since their arrest. One of them from the town of Hamouria was arrested from Al-Dweir shelter, after leaving Eastern Ghouta via “safe corridors” just before the regime took control of the area.  He was arrested by regime air force intelligence and then transferred to Adra central prison. He was released after two years of detention.

A young man from Saqba was released after being arrested from Al-Dweir shelter two years ago, and he was informed just before his release that he needed to prepare for compulsory service within 10 days.

Another young man from Deir Salman town in Al-Marj area, was also released. He was 13 years old. He had been arrested in the capital Damascus, following a verbal altercation with a member of an air-force intelligence checkpoint, then he was transferred to Sednaya military prison and from there to Adra prison.

Young man from Madyara town was released from Adra prison, seven months after his arrest for an unknown charge, although he did settled his security situation with the Syrian regime after bringing the area under its control.

Regime security services have released two persons from the city of Harasta, after years of detention, while another detainee from the city of Douma was released from Sednaya military prison, after the regime informed his relatives that he had died, and the family had held his funeral about two years ago.

In Deir ez-Zor governorate, regime security services have released dozens of people in Deir ez-Zor governorate.  According to Observatory sources, the security services released 40 detainees from their prisons in deir ez-Zor governorate, after several years in prisons. They were arrested at various times  since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution from various areas in Deir ez-Zor governorate.

Meanwhile, regime’s security authorities have released some 48 other detainees, who had arrested at various periods of time in Quneitra, Hasaka, Idlib, Aleppo, Latakia, Raqqa and Hama provinces.