The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Arbitrary arrests | Regime security services arrest eight medical staff, including woman, for “serving during faction control of eastern Ghouta”

Civil sources have informed SOHR that regime security services of the Military Intelligence Division have carried out a large-scale raid campaign in Kfarbatna and Jisreen in Eastern Ghouta, arresting eight members of medical staff for “working in a field hospital in the two towns during the control of Eastern Ghouta by the opposition factions,” including a nurse at Al-Sal and Al-Fateh hospitals in Kafrbatbna town, along with others who worked in the two hospitals in Kafrbatna and the medical centre in Jisreen town. The reasons and motives behind their arrest remain unknown.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, since the beginning of 2022, areas in Eastern Ghouta have witnessed large-scale security campaigns by the regime services, carrying out raids in search of wanted persons and buried weapons in Marj farms, the central sector, and Douma.

In March 2022, SOHR documented the arrest of 17 people, including two women, on different charges, the most prominent of which are “evading the mandatory and reserve conscription in the regime army,” “communicating with foreign bodies,” and “cybercrimes.”