100 million Syrian pounds ransom | State security checkpoint releases employee in Aleppo • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

100 million Syrian pounds ransom | State security checkpoint releases employee in Aleppo

 

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that security state Intelligence members at a checkpoint in Al-Ashrafiyah district in Aleppo arrested a civilian from “Kundi Mizn” village in Shirawa district in Afrin countryside while he was heading to regime-held areas in Aleppo to receive medication, without knowing the charges against him.

Moreover, members of this checkpoint kidnapped a civilian from Afrin, who works for private remittances company in Al-Ashrafiyah district and demanded the company’s manager to pay 100 million Syrian pound to release the kidnapped employee. The manager had to pay the ransom otherwise the employee would be transferred to the economical court.

It is worth noting that this is the second time, in which remittances company was forced to pay 100 million Syrian pound to the security checkpoint members in Al-Ashrafiyah district.

According to SOHR sources, checkpoint members prevent any civilian who has over 150,000 Syrian pounds from passing the checkpoint and they seize the money.

As for the US dollar, it is completely forbidden for any civilian to hold US dollar. In Case of US dollar seizure, civilian options is to be trailed in the economic court for dealing in foreign currency, or to pay a huge amount of money to the checkpoint members to avoid the trial.

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