المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Afrin | Al-Ashmaat faction freed old man for 3,000 USD and “Al-Shamiyah movement” arrests number of Kurds

 

 

Aleppo province: SOHR activists, in Afrin areas under control of the Turkish forces and “National Army” factions, have reported that Sultan Soliman Shah faction has released a 50-year old man for a ransom worth 3,000 US dollars. 

 

On June 27, the man was arrested on charges of communicating with Autonomous Administration. Also, Sultan Soliman Shah faction has threatened to seize the properties of the inhabitants in al-Ma’batly neighborhood who were deported from Ashgar al-Zitoun area if their proxies wouldn’t pay foru doallrs for each olive tree. In case of refusal, the faction will cancel the contracts issued by the local municipal and seize the trees completely.

  

Over the past three days, Al-Shamiyah movement has arrested eight young Kurdish civilians from Afrin city. The arrested were transferred to the faction prion in Kafr Janah in Afrin countryside. But reasons of the arrest have remained known so far. 

 

SOHR activists have reported that “Al-Nokhba Army” faction that is loyal to Turkey has arrested a month ago civilians from Darwish village near Sheran neighborhood who are working in trafficking people to Turkey. The kidnapped people have been transferred to known destination and their destiny remained unknown. The arrests came after personal feud took place among them and smugglers affiliated to the national army.

 

 

Yesterday, Turkey-backed military police released an adult who is from Sheikh Hadid neighborhood in Afrin countryside after three years of his arrest in al-Mara’a prison after paying 1,750 US dollars bail. The military police has freed another man from Sheikh Hadid after staying in the same prison for three months and experienced physical and physiological torture that made him unable to speak again.

 

On the other hand, Turkish intelligence forces with participation of the military police have stormed a village near Rajo neighborhood on June 30, arresting three civilians on charged of communicating with Autonomous Administration during their control on the area.

 

 

On July 1, SOHR sources reported that the Turkish-backed al-Hamzah Division has arrested two civilians from Kulyan Tahtani village of Raju district in rural Afrin in the north-western countryside of Aleppo. the Turkish-backed militiamen asked the arrested men’s families to pay a ransom of an estimated 600 USD in return for releasing them.

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