المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Accusing him of “apostasy” | Turkish-backed Islamic faction arrests civilian in Rajo area in Afrin countryside

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that the Turkish-backed “Al-Sham Corps” faction arrested a civilian from the village of “Jaqmaq” in Rajo district in rural Afrin, north-west of Aleppo.

According to Observatory sources, the arrest of the citizen came after being accused of “apostasy”, after the death of his wife late last month, as his wife had converted earlier to Christianity.

The gunmen of the faction had prevented the deceased wife’s relatives from burying her in accordance with the customs and traditions of the people of the region, angering her husband who was arrested following the death of his wife and accused him of converting to Christianity, while his fate remained unknown.

Turkish-backed factions continue to clamp down on residents in all areas of “Olive Branch” in north-western Aleppo countryside, amid continued Turkish silence over ongoing violations.

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that armed members of the Ankara-backed “National Army” arrested five people from the village of “Premja” in Ma’abatli district in rural Afrin, north-west of Aleppo, after raiding their homes in the village and taking them to an unknown destination, without explaining the reasons for the arrest.

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