The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

For “trying to burn Turkish flag” | Over 15 civilians in different areas arrested by Turkish-backed factions

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that the fate of the detainee known initially as “A.M.” is still unknown, after he was arrested for “insulting and attacking the Turkish flag with his boots in Jarablus”, where he was arrested by a Military Police patrol.

On the same context, the number of protestors arrested by Turkish-backed factions has risen to over 15 people, for “participating and inciting insulting the Turkish flag and trying to set it on fire.”
Earlier today, SOHR activists reported that this morning a military police patrol arrested a child under the age of 13 from Jarablus city for “insulting the Turkish flag striking the flag with shoes.”

The military police took him to their security posts in Jarablus city.

Following the arrest, the child’s relatives set fires to rubber tyres and blocked roads in Jarablus city, demanding the immediate release of the child.

SOHR activists reported that civil police patrols in Jarablus, which is under the control of Ankara-backed factions in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, carried out a campaign of arrests of people who took part in yesterday’s protests against Turkish foreign minister’s statements about the possibility of reconciliation between the opposition and the Syrian regime.

According to SOHR activists, members of a civil police patrol arrested a displaced singer from Homs for “inciting demonstrations and raising slogans denouncing Turkish statements.”

Moreover, eight people were arrested for “demonstrating near Jarablus border crossing between Syria and Turkey.

The arrest campaign comes amid popular calls to demonstrate today after noon prayers in Jarablus city, in response to the arrests campaign by “Civil Police.”