Daraa | Regime authorities release nearly 60 detainees from Daraa, and protests in 16 villages and towns demand the release of detainees
Daraa Governorate- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
SOHR sources say that regime forces have released 58 detainees, with the efforts of the Security Committee in Daraa governorate.
According to Syrian Observatory sources, parents of some released detainees have paid millions of Syrian pounds to Syrian regime officers and officials in return for the release of their sons.
Separately, residents in 16 villages and towns in Daraa governorate carried placards calling for civilians to demonstrate for the release of the detainees.
SOHR sources have said earlier today that the Syrian regime authorities released 19 detainees from Daraa governorate, who were detained since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution in 2011.
The released detainees are from the towns and cities of Al-Sanmin, Khirbet Ghazala, Tsil, Da’il, Alama, Um al-Mayathin, Daraa al-Balad and other areas in Daraa.
The release came after the relatives of the detainees paid large sums of money totaling tens of millions of Syrian pounds, through brokers to lawyers, judges and regime officers in order to release them.
On February 5, Syrian Observatory activists monitored residents lifting placards with anti-regime slogans written on them in Um Walad, Daraa Al-Balad, Al-Harrak, Al-Hara, Al-Jiza, Bosra Al-Sham, Mulayh Al-Atash, Kafr Nasij, Al-Karak Al-Sharqi, Bosr Al-Harir, Da’el, Inkhil, Sahem Al-Golan, Aib, Al-Lajjat and other areas throughout Daraa province. The anti-regime slogans demanded the release of detainees and toppling of the regime.
This development coincided with the growing popular uprising in south Syria region against the Syrian regime’s president, Bashar Al-Assad.