Detained over different charges | Turkish intelligence and Turkish-backed factions release ten Afrinian civilians for ransoms • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Detained over different charges | Turkish intelligence and Turkish-backed factions release ten Afrinian civilians for ransoms

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that the Turkish-backed factions have released several Afrin civilians by order of Turkish intelligence. The released were arrested this month, October, over charges of dealing with the “Autonomous Administration”, while the Turkish-backed factions managed to collect ransoms before releasing them.

On the other hand, Turkish-backed factions released a civilian of Qantara village in Ma’batly district of Afrin countryside on October 17, in return of 1500 T.L ransom. The man was arrested on charges of transporting mourners to the shrines of the Kurdish forces during the control of the “Autonomous Administration” over Afrin city.

Similarly, On October 17, Turkish intelligence released two female teachers, after they paid ransoms of 1200-1500 T. L for their release under terms of settling their situation. The two teachers were arrested for teaching for the former Autonomous Administration.

Moreover, Turkish intelligence and their factions raided other teachers’ houses in Brimga village of Ma’batly district on the same day for the same charges, and arrested a third female teacher and did not release her until a ransom was paid for her release.

Meanwhile, Turkish forces released the lawyer known initially as “A.E.” of Joubana/Jinderes village, after he spent about a year moving between Turkish prisons for unknown charges.

On the other hand, Al-Hamza Division controlling Qougman village in Jinderes district released a civilian who was arrested on October 2nd accused of transferring money to his brothers in Kurdish-held areas in the northern Aleppo countryside.

On October 7, Turkish intelligence arrested five employees including women, who work for Midanky Dam Organization in Shiran district of Afrin countryside, for charges of dealing with the former “Autonomous Administration”, later four of them were released on the following day, but a female employee is still detained until now, with no information about her fate.

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