Arrested over two months ago | Intelligence service releases the chief of the Information Bureau of Al-Raqqah Local Council • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Arrested over two months ago | Intelligence service releases the chief of the Information Bureau of Al-Raqqah Local Council

Al-Raqqah province: SOHR sources have reported that intelligence service in areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration has released the chief of the Information Bureau of al-Raqqah Local Council “Mustafa Al-Abd”, who was arrested with two other members of the bureau on October 2. It is worth noting that one of the two other members was released a few days after his arrest, while the other member is still imprisoned. The three people were arrested for “dealing with media outlets affiliated with the Syrian regime, communication with Turkish-backed factions and providing them with video footages and pictures of Al-Raqqah city and countryside”.

 

In early October, SOHR sources reported that that the chief of the information bureau of Al-Raqqah Local Council and two members of the bureau, Ossama Khalaf, Mustafa Khalaf and Fayez Al-Shuwaykh, were arrested by the intelligence service of the Autonomous Administration in Al-Raqqah for “dealing with media outlets affiliated with the Syrian regime and communication with Turkish-backed factions”.

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had renewed its appeals to relevant institutions in the Autonomous Administration in northern and north-eastern Syria to release the three activists immediately.

 

SOHR reported at that time that the three activists were arrested for “communicating with bodies banned by the Autonomous Administration”. However, this accusation could not be an excuse for arresting the three people arbitrarily and keeping them in prison, especially since they did not involve in any crimes.

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