After calls of SOHR | SDF released media activist in Raqqa city
On June 21, 2021
Raqqa province: SOHR activists have reported that Syrian Democratic Forces have released, in the past hours, media activist Ahmed al-Hassan after he was arrested on June 16 on charges of collaboration with some media websites that attack the Autonomous Administration and SDF.
The activist release came after several calls made SOHR for immediate release of al-Hassan.
On June 19, SOHR sources reported that security services of Syria Democratic Forces arrested Ahmed al-Hassan, a media activist from Raqqa city, after storming his home a few days ago.
According to SOHR sources, al-Hassan is accused of “cooperating with some media websites which attack and criticize the Autonomous Administration and SDF”. SOHR sources have also confirmed that the activist was communicating with some media channels to provide them with press materials while working among SDF, which violates the drafted law.
We, at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, appeal to the Autonomous Administration and military security services to disclose the fate of the activist and release him immediately, respecting for press freedom.
On June 4, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, appealed to the Autonomous Administration and military forces in charge of the security of the region to disclose the fate of the media activist Ali Saleh al-Wakaa who had been forgotten in the prison of Hajeen Military Council in areas under the control of Autonomous administration since last February, after his attempt to approach and talk to a delegation of the International Coalition during its visit to the general hospital in Hajeen city in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.