المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More arrests in Aleppo | Turkey-backed factions arrest civilians from Afrin un northwest Aleppo

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported, in Afrin district that is stationed under control of the Turkish forces and factions of Olive Branch operation room in northwest Aleppo, that the Turkish-backed factions have arrested in the past few hours, two civilians, one from Ma’batly neighborhood in Afrin countryside and the other in the city.

Both civilians have been arrested on similar charges of dealing with the Autonomous Administration. They have been taken to unknown place.

On August 31, SOHR activists reported that Malak Shah faction that was controlling Koublak village in Sheran neighborhood in Afrin countryside arrested a civilian in the village on August 29 on charges of working with the former Autonomous Administration and took him to unknown place.

On the other hand, al-Noukbah faction that is controlling Shikho Tikka village on August 27 arrested three civilians of the village population and took them the their headquarter in Emara village in Afrin village, and asked their relatives to pay 1,000 to 1,500 Turkish lira to release them.

On August 23, a military police patrol stormed a house in Ba’andaly village in Ma’abatly town and arrested a female of the populations and sent her to Ma’ratah prison, but charges against her remained unknown.

Meanwhile, the military police on August 22 released a Kurdish female from Ba’adina village one day after her arrest as her relatives have paid 2,000 US dollars.

In Qurihal village in Shirawa town, the Turkish forces released on August 24 a civilian of the village after three years and even months in Ma’ratah prison on charges of working with the former Autonomous Administration.

On the other hand, the military police released a young man from Abodan village in Bulbul town after returning back from Aleppo on August 22. He was released two days ago after his family paid 5,000 US dollars and he was tortured and beaten.

Also, the military police in Sheran released two days ago a young man. He was arrested after returning back to his village coming from Aleppo on August 22. The forces imposed one million Syrian Lira as levy for his release in addition to suffering severe torture and beating.

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