The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Within its constant disregard for the Russian guarantees, regime’s intelligence continues arresting people in the Eastern Ghouta of citizens and local former council officials

The regime forces continue to ignore the Russian guarantees provided to the people who stayed in the Eastern Ghouta, of who accepted the agreement between the Russians and the regime and between the Islamic factions in the Eastern Ghouta, reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the regime forces and its intelligence arrested former officials in local councils that used to operate in the Eastern Ghouta during the factions’ control of the Ghouta, where they were arrested and transported to security centers for investigation, where most of them are still detained by the regime, amid continuous and growing fears of more arrests, with the silence of the Russian military police of these violations, which are taking place in front of them without making any reaction to the violation in the Russian guarantees to the people in the Eastern Ghouta.

The Syrian Observatory published over the past two weeks that Douma city witnessed the registration of hundreds of civilians and former fighters for their names at the registration center opened by the regime forces in the city, in order to “settle the situation” of the wanted remaining fighters and civilians, the settlement process comes after days of arrests in Douma city, also, the regime forces carried out raids and arrests in Douma city in the Eastern Ghouta which was controlled by the regime forces recently, the Syrian Observatory monitored arrests carried out by the regime forces in Douma city, and took them to an unknown destination, but no information as to why they were arrested until the moment, amid fears among the citizens from an increased interfere by the regime in the areas which witnessed displacement and demographic change deals, which have been reached provided that the implementation of items continue according to Russian guarantee.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented that it rose to more than 8000, the number of volunteers and recruited persons of the displaced people of the Eastern Ghouta in Rif Dimashq province in the shelter centers, where the process of volunteering and recruiting took place in two parallel directions, the first one is taking place in the Eastern Ghouta, through the volunteering of young men who remained in the Eastern Ghouta and joining the ranks of the regime forces, while the other one is taking place through the volunteering and recruiting in the shelter centers by young men who remained there, where the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that about 1200 young men have been recruited by registration their names at the recruitment centers of the “reconciliation and situation settlement” centers in displaced people’s camps; out of about 9000 persons aged between 17 and 45 who are present at these shelter centers, after returning women, children and elderly people from the shelter centers to their towns from which they were displaced in the Eastern Ghouta, and keeping thousands of young men under the pretext of “their situation settlement processes have not been finished yet”, along with pressure by the regime and the “reconciliation” committees on the citizens; by suggesting to them that their joining is the only solution to get out of the shelter centers and meet their families, which contradicts the Russian guarantees provided to Rahman Corps in the Eastern Ghouta, that the recruitment process will not take place before 6 months at least of the date of the full implementation of the displacement process.