After torturing two young men about two weeks ago by two members of self-defense forces... Field execution carried out against a young man by members in military uniforms of SDF • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After torturing two young men about two weeks ago by two members of self-defense forces… Field execution carried out against a young man by members in military uniforms of SDF

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained a copy of a video showing fighters in military uniforms of the Syria Democratic Forces; speaking Arabic and Kurdish while they were in a demolished house, in front of them there were corpses of 2 men who were in military uniforms, in addition to a young man in civilian clothes on his knees with his hands tied behind his back, and the video showed one of the members trying to prevent one of the other members from shooting him, but the other member shot the young man directly and he killed him instantly. Activists and people accused the Syria Democratic Forces of killing the young man during the “Euphrates Wrath” Operation which was started on the 6th of November 2016, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights continues to investigate this killing incident and the crime committed against the young man in an attempt to find the culprits, to know their identity and the forces they belong to, so that they can get their punishment for what they have done, and also to check the place and time of this crime.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had received in early July 2017 a copy of a video showing 2 handcuffed young men dropped on the ground, under the pretext of the investigation with them, where the video showed 2 members of the Self-Defense Forces of the Democratic Self-Administration while they were beating, torturing and humiliating both youths, on the grounds of the search for members of the “Islamic State” organization, where one of them was hit on the head with a small plastic table, which aroused public discontent among citizens from the torture and beat of these two young men.

We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights call for Democratic Self-Administration and the leadership of the Self-Defense forces to respect the International covenants and the human rights and not to infringement them, also we call for immediate and public accountability of the 2 members who perpetrated this violation against arrested citizens, and we call upon the leadership of the Self-Defense forces of the Democratic Self-Administration to promote the respect of human rights among their combatants, where the arrest of citizens who were in areas controlled by the “Islamic State” organization, loyalists and supporters of organization do not justify exposing them to torture or insult, also we call the leadership of the Internal Kurdish Security Forces and the Asayish Forces for the immediate release of all detainees they have who were arrested due to political or intellectual backgrounds, and also all the prisoners of conscience, because the Syrian people revolted against the regime of Bashar al-Assad to get rid of the tyranny regime, and transition to a State of justice, democracy, liberty and equality, and not to be subjected to torture and arrest by the forces that came with the purpose of ridding them of the rule of the “Islamic State” organization.