Arrested eight years and a half ago | Over 35 human rights, media and humanitarian organizations nominate Syrian human rights lawyer Khalil Matouk detained in regime prisons for "Front Line Defenders Award" • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Arrested eight years and a half ago | Over 35 human rights, media and humanitarian organizations nominate Syrian human rights lawyer Khalil Matouk detained in regime prisons for “Front Line Defenders Award”

More than 35 Syrian human rights, humanitarian and media organizations have nominated Syrian lawyer and dissident Mr. Khalil Matouk for the”Front Line Defenders Award.” Prominent human rights activist Khalil Matouk, who has been a prominent supporter of human rights, was arrested by the regime’s security services in October 2012.

Eight and a half years have passed since the arrest of one of the most prominent defenders of the human rights, justice, freedom, democracy and equality.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has tracked and highlighted, since its foundation in 2006 to date, the issue of Detainees and forcibly disappeared people in Syria, through reports and reliable information. Tens of thousands of detainees and forcibly-disappeared people are in the regime prisons because of their opposition to this repressive regime, and to demand freedom and justice.

Therefore, SOHR calls on the international bodies to excert pressure on the Syrian regime to disclose the fate of detainees and forcibly disappeared people, including Mr. Khalil Matouk, Abdul Aziz al-Khair, Faten Rajab, Hussein Isso, Raja al-Nasser, Anas Al-Shaghri and many others.

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