المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR reveals | Ordered by Russia, regime security forces arrest about 30 managers and technicians of “Syriatel” telecom with many restrictions imposed on the company

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights continues tracking and monitoring the ongoing developments of the Russian conflict with the cousin of Syrian regime president Bashar al-Assad, Rami Makhlouf, by tightening the noose on Makhlouf through imposing many restrictions on his property. These developments made him appear in videos acting innocent to defend himself, trying to win public sympathy.

Syrian Observatory sources have confirmed that regime security forces arrested, by Russian orders, more than 28 managers and technicians of telecom company “Syriatel” owned by Rami Makhlouf.

Russian forces have even accompanied the raids and arrests of Syriatel’s managers and technicians, while the Syrian Observatory confirms that Makhlouf is still free to date.

On the other hand, reliable sources have informed SOHR that Syriatel’s employees and technicians had been prevented from accessing the communications towers for at least three weeks, after their entry into those towers was normal with automatic security approval.

The developments in this case follow the Russian insistence on taking over Syriatel telecom and removing the cousin of the president of the Syrian regime. There are also serious concerns among Syrian regime loyalists about the repercussions of this case and the collapse of the economic situation, as tens of thousands of people work at Makhlouf’s companies.

The Syrian Observatory confirms that the names that have been circulated on the social media of those detainees from Syriatel company belong to people who previously worked for the company and left months ago.

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