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Leader of “Hurras al-Din” calls upon HTS to release the group’s prisoners and bring back seized properties

SOHR sources have reported that the leader of “Hurras al-Din” organization Abu Hammam al-Shami has issued a statement calling upon Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham to resort to independent judiciary to judge in several cases between the two sides, including the detainees of the jihadi organization, who are in HTS custody, and bringing back properties seized by HTS members.

 

In the statement, al-Shami clarified that three of jihaidists of Hurras al-Din organization were arrested unjustly a year ago, and that all attempts by the organization to settle this case according to Sharia reached a dead end.

 

The jihadist commander stated that the organization’s operations were concentrated behind the “enemy” (regime forces) lines and it carried out several effective strikes on the “enemy”. The organization claimed responsibility of only two attacks, and it did not claim responsibility of the other attacks in accordance to the Muslims’ interest, as al-Shami described.

 

Al-Shami also renewed his calls upon the HTS command to resort to the “Sharia of Allah” and to entrust Sheikh Abu Qatada al-Filastini with settling this dispute, especially since HTS had agreed previously on appointing the Sheikh an exclusive judge to settle the disagreements between the two sides.

 

Al-Shami demanded resort to neutral independent judiciary accepted by the two sides to rule on the case of the detainees, in the case that HTS refused to entrust Abu Qatada al-Filastini with settling this dispute.

 

It is worth noting that commanders of Hurras al-Din organization in HTS prisons started hunger strikes, protesting their detention for over a year without being tried.

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