SOHR activists have reported that lawyer Khalil Ma’touq, who was one of the most prominent supporters of human rights in Syria, has been still missing forcefully by the regime security services since October of 2012.
Nine years have passed since the arrest of one of the most prominent defenders of the human rights, justice, freedom, democracy and equality, while dictators’ darkness and tyranny still prevails.
It is worth noting that more than 35 Syrian human rights, humanitarian and media organizations have nominated Syrian lawyer and rights activist, Khalil Matouk, who is missed in the regime prisons, for the” Front Line Defenders Award” on March 2021.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has tracked and highlighted, since its foundation in 2006 to date, the issue of the forcibly disappeared people in Syria, through reports and reliable information. The regime prisons have been detaining tens of thousands of detainees and forcibly-disappeared people because of their opposition to this oppressive regime, and demands freedom and justice.
Therefore, SOHR calls on the international bodies to exert pressure on the Syrian regime to disclose the fate of detainees and forcibly disappeared people, including Khalil Matouk, Abdul Aziz al-Khair, Faten Rajab, Hussein Isso, Raja al-Nasser, Anas Al-Shaghri and many others.