المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Demonstrations demand the lift of siege, and al- Islam Army release some detainees

 

Rif Dimahq Province:

The regime forces shelled places in Jrud al- Qalamun (the barren rocky mountain of al- Qalamun), no information about victims.

 

A loud explosion heard on the outskirts of the city of Erbin, followed by clashes between the Fourth Division of the regime forces and Hezbollah against the Islamic factions and local militiamen are still taking places around the city of al- Zabadani, information reported casualties on both sides.

 

People demonstrated in the town of Saqba demanded to topple of regime, lift the siege, release the detainees and cancel the decision of resignation of general judge in the Eastern Ghouta.  

 

Al- Islam Army released some detainees, including a media activist.

 

It is noted that SOHR published in June that representatives of al- Islam Army met with relatives of some detainees in the Eastern Ghouta after dozens of citizens, including women, demonstrated in the town of Saqba demanding to release their relatives when they heard news about executing 2 of the detainees by al- Islam Army. The sources confirmed that al- Islam Army informed the people that the prisoners’ files will be transferred to the judiciary, some of them accused of joining IS and al- Ummah Army. It is expected to release the accused detainees of joining IS if it is proven that they don’t join the organization, and to transfer the remaining files to the unified judiciary in the Eastern Ghouta.

 

SOHR received a footage shows dozens of citizens, including children and women, demonstrating in the city of Saqba in the Eastern Ghouta against Jaysh al- Islam and its leader Zahran Alloush, and demanding to release the detainees held by Jaysh al- Islam. The demonstrators were chanting, “topple Zahran Alloush, death and no humiliation and we want the prisoners.” The footage also shows a man saying “O sheikh Zahra we are our brothers and sons, do you satisfy that our women demonstrate in the street and none of them but to have a martyr in her family, a detainee held by the mean Bashar al- Asad and his supports or a detainee in your jails. Fears Allah in those women. For Allah and for this holy month (Ramadan), do not make fitnah in the Eastern Ghouta. The regime gloats us; 1 kilo of sugar costs 3500SP and 1 kilo of rice costs 2000SP. You sent a committee 6 months ago to al- Masjed al- Kabir (the big mosque) to inform us that you have crop of wheat for the next two years but 1 kilo of wheat cost more than 1000SP. We have demonstrated and revolted against oppression, against Bashar al- Assad, and we still against him. We are not against you O Zahra, we are brothers and as one family in the Eastern Ghouta”, one of the demonstrators interrupted the old man saying “yesterday, they will distribute 3 kilos of wheat in the Eastern Ghouta and all people will hold their tongues”.

 

 

 

 

 

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