المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Attempting to leave Syria | Regime security services in Tartus port arrest nearly 20 people from Kanaker

Reliable sources have told the Syrian Observatory that regime security services arrested, a few days ago, nearly 20 young people from Kanaker in western Ghouta in Rif Dimashq, as they were attempting to smuggle themselves from Syria to Cyprus, via Tartus port in the Syrian coastline.

 

According to SOHR sources, most of the arrested young people are wanted of regime security service or military deserters, as they had coordinated with officers in regime army to help them reach Cyprus in return for large sums of money. Meanwhile, the fate of the arrested people remained unknown.

 

On April 24, reliable sources told SOHR that a delegation of the Russian police and several officers of the 4th Division and the regime’s military security service met with dignitaries and residents from Kanaker town in the Syrian Trading Association in western Ghouta in Rif Dimashq. According to SOHR sources, the delegation listened to the requests of the residents, including the provision of electricity, lifting the strict security measures imposed on Kanaker by easing the checking of travelers from and to the town and the release of prisoners of the people of Kanaker held in regime prisons. The delegation promised to set free the prisoners who were not involved in murders, while the Russians and regime forces asked the dignitaries who attended the meeting to exert pressure on the town’s young men not to express or participate in any hostile activities during the presidential election, including demonstrations, attacks on regime checkpoint and creation of chaos.

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