المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Rising violations | Turkish-backed factions arrest more population in Afrin and release others for ransom

 

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that the military police has arrested a citizen pf Afrin population and dragged him to its prisons in Afrin city, while reasons and motivations for the arrest have remained unknown. Meanwhile, members of the civil police have arrested civilians from Kila village in Bulbul neighborhood in Afrin, but reasons remained unknown.

In Ma’abtly neighborhood, a patrol affiliated to the political security has arrested civilians of Shourbah village on July 27 because they have moved during the time of monitoring during the Autonomous Administration control on the region. On the other hand, Sultan Muarad faction has released a civilian of Simalka village in the neighborhood of Ma’abtly after ten days of arrest on charges of dealing with the Autonomous Administration, after the civilian has paid 2,000 Turkish Lira for his release.

On July 27, also al-Hamzah Division, released two civilians from Konaki from Ma’abtly neighborhood as each of them paid 2,000 Turkish Lira for their release after had been detained for 15 days.

On July 24, SOHR activists reported that the Turkish-backed al-Hamza Division, headed by Mu’taz Abdullah, has imposed new levies in return for allowing civilians to take care of olive trees belonging to people who have been displaced from the villages of Kafrdalli Tahtani, Kafrdalli Fuqani, Ma’rata and Mazen in Afrin countryside.

Al-Hamza Division asked the authorized representatives of the trees’ owners to pay eight USD (25,000 SYL) for each tree every three years in return for allowing these representatives to take care of olive trees.

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