المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Escorted by columns of military vehicles | Turkish-backed factions release Dr. Riad Manla Mohammed after nearly two and a half years, while his property remains confiscated

Aleppo Province- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

SOHR sources say that the judicial authorities of the Turkish-backed factions released today Dr. Riad Manla Mohammed, after being arrested for nearly two and a half years. He was released from prison escorted by dozens of cars belonging to Turkish-backed factions, and a luncheon was held in his village of Jouiq in Afrin countryside.

Syrian Observatory sources confirmed that Abdul Hakim Bashar, vice president of the Syrian opposition coalition, in addition to Nasr al-Hariri involved in his release for unknown purposes.

Dr. Riad Manla Mohammed, born in 1964 from the village of Jowayiq in Afrin countryside, had been detained in Turkish-backed factions’ prisons for more than two years. He was kidnapped by an armed group on September 23, 2018, in the center of Afrin, north of Aleppo.

Dr. Manla Mohammed holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, and had worked as a lecturer at Aleppo University, then moved with his family to the city of Afrin, and worked with “Self-Administration” for about three months, then opened a school, kindergarten and restaurant in the city, which was later confiscated by Turkish-backed factions, and closed the school and turned it into a hospital while he was in Turkish-backed factions’ prisons.

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