One accused of “belonging to ISIS” | Political security service arrests two civilians in Afrin, while military police release another for ransom • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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One accused of “belonging to ISIS” | Political security service arrests two civilians in Afrin, while military police release another for ransom

Aleppo province: SOHR sources have reported that members of the political security service arrested two civilians yesterday. The first civilian has been displaced from Aleppo city, and he was arrested for “belonging to ISIS,” while the other is from Afrin city, and he was arrested for “performing military service in the ranks of SDF during the Autonomous Administration’s control of Afrin city.”

 

On the other hand, the military police in Afrin city released a civilian from Kurkan Tahtani village, on Tuesday, in return for a ransom of 3,500 TL. The man had been arrested on May 17 for “dealing with the former Autonomous Administration.

 

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that a commander of Al-Hamza Division known by his initials as J. Z. severely beat six young men from Kaimar village in Maabatli district, after they refused working for no charge in the digging trenches in the vicinity of the camps of Al-Hamza Division on the outskirts of Kaimar village.

 

According to reliable SOHR sources, the commander demanded the residents who own tractors to gather in front of the Division’s headquarters in the village and force them to work for no charge in cultivation and harvest in the farmlands which the faction had taken over. The commander threatened to arrest those who refused to work for “dealing with the former Autonomous Administration”. Moreover, the commander also threatened to prevent farmers from harvesting their crops, unless they paid levies under the so-called “protection taxes.”