Arbitrary arrests | Turkish-backed factions arrest civilians, including man with special needs in Afrin city • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Arbitrary arrests | Turkish-backed factions arrest civilians, including man with special needs in Afrin city

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that members of a military police checkpoint arrested a civilian from Jendires district in Afrin countryside, north-west of Aleppo for unknown charges and took him to Military Police security posts in Jendires district in late August.

Moreover, Al-Sham Corps faction, which controls Kara baba village in Raju district in Afrin countryside, arrested a resident of the same village with special needs for ” criticising the National Army factions,” and demanded that his family pay a ransom for his release.

On August 30, SOHR activists reported that members of Al-Sham Corps patrol, which is close to Turkish intelligence, arrested, during the past days, three civilians from Favritin village in Shirawa district in Afrin countryside for “dealing with the former Autonomous Administration” in order to collect ransoms.

Meanwhile, Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah members severely beat a civilian and hit him with a sharp toll on the head for refusing to pay levies for the faction. The civilian is a resident of Manbij city and lives in Afrin.

Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah members threatened to kidnap the man and charge him with dealing with the former Autonomous Administration if he filed a complaint against them.