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SOHR: Kidnapped Syrian boy returned to his household

The six-year-old Syrian boy seen being crushed in a video that circulated on the web after he was kidnapped within the south of Syria was launched by his captors on Saturday after his household paid a 400 million Syrian lira ($110,000) ransom.

Six-year-old Fawaz Mohammed Al-Qutayfan was kidnapped whereas on his solution to faculty. He was taken by 4 folks on motorbikes in November. In a video launched final week, Fawaz may very well be seen laying on a mattress sporting simply his underwear while somebody hits him repeatedly. He may be heard begging:  “Please cease beating me.”

On the time his household mentioned they’d gathered the ransom cash however have been awaiting directions on easy methods to have their son returned to them. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the abductors had demanded a ransom of 400 million Syrian kilos (round $160,000).

After receiving the funds throughout an alternate on Saturday, the captors left the kid in a pharmacy within the metropolis of Nawa, within the Daraa countryside.

The information that Fawaz had been reunited together with his household had folks everywhere in the world expressing their reduction on Twitter following up with the hashtag ‘Save Fawaz Al-Qutayfan‘.

In an interview with Al-Watan, Fawaz recounted his brutal ordeal by the hands of his kidnappers. He mentioned: “They introduced a rope and lifted me on the shed, and there was a person on prime, and after they pulled me up, they began beating me with a leather-based belt.”

He described being crushed a number of occasions by completely different people and being filmed, with the intention to threaten his household.

“Then they introduced a pistol and a gun, and put the pistol on my head and the gun in my lap, and I began telling my household, ‘Do you need to take me or kill me?’”

Fawaz’s uncle, famend actor Abd Al-Hakeem Kuttifan, posted a video of Fawaz being comforted by his family.

“Am crying with happiness #savefawaz has been saved thanks God. He has been rescued. Am so relieved for this little one #SaveFawaz #SaveFawazAlQatifan,” wrote one person.

SOHR studies that there was a rise in little one kidnappings as safety deteriorates in Syria, together with in Daraa, Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Idlib and Aleppo.


Source: The Times Of Sindh