Arrested two months ago | Fate of young man arrested by Turkish Jandarma remains unknown • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Arrested two months ago | Fate of young man arrested by Turkish Jandarma remains unknown

The fate of a young man known by his initials as M. H. from Al-Darbasiyah town in northern Al-Hasakah has remained unknown since he was arrested by the Turkish border guards (Jandarma) two months ago. According to SOHR sources, the young man had arrested by the Turkish Jandarma with a group of other young men and beat them brutally, as they were attempting to sneak into Turkish territory. The young men later were left in Al-Darbasiyah countryside, near the Syria-Turkey border. However, the fate of M. H. remains unknown.

 

SOHR sources have confirmed that the young man’s family hired a lawyer who searched for the man in all Turkish hospitals and prisons, but to no avail. On the other hand, SDF border guards has denied that they have detained the missing young man.

 

On October 31, SOHR activists reported that members of the Turkish border guards “Jandarma” arrested a woman in her 40s and five of her children, after they crossed the Syrian borders towards Turkish territory via “smuggling”, to migrate to Europe seeking safe haven.

 

According to reliable SOHR sources, the woman is from Tel Tamr town north western of Al-Hasakah, and she was raped, tortured and brutally beaten by members of the Turkish border guards “Jandarma”, before she was dumped outside of Turkish-Syrian borders while she was naked. Meanwhile, SDF-backed “border guards” members took her to the hospital to receive proper medication.

 

While on October 24, SOHR activists reported that Ahrar Al-Sharqiya faction released 15 civilians, including two women, after arresting some of them for more than two months, in exchange for ransoms paid by their relatives and after mediation by dignitaries of “Arab Al-Ghamr,” while the fate of ten others remained unknown.