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Detainees in Hama Central Prison say that Syrian government is trying to prevent them from contacting people outside and that their meeting with its Interior Ministry ended without results

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2018/11/14 19:12


Local and field news:

On Wednesday, an anonymous detainee in the Hama Central Prison, Central Syria, said that the Syrian government forces are trying to prevent them from contacting people outside the prison by jamming phone calls.

The detainee said that that the Syriatel network has not provided any signal in prison since Tuesday, and the MTN network barely works. The detainee added, "I am now standing near a window and can barely connect to the network."

On Wednesday, an anonymous detainee from inside the Hama Central Prison said that the meeting between the detainees and a delegation from the Syrian government Ministry of Interior ended without results.

On Wednesday, the families of detainees in the Hama Central Prison, Central Syria, appealed to international organizations to put pressure on the Syrian government and prevent it from transferring the detainees to the Sednaya Military Prison in Rif Dimashq, Southern Syria.

On Wednesday, a Syrian government forces landmine explosion injured a child in Southern Aleppo, Northern Syria.

On Wednesday, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that more than 260,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey returned to Northern Aleppo in Northern Syria.

On Wednesday, a landmine exploded in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, killing a civilian and injuring another.

On Wednesday, the Initial Response Team retrieves  15 bodies from the rubble and a mass cemetery in the city of al-Raqqa, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, Northeastern Syria.

The Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights (FFHR) holds a seminar in the city of al-Qamishli in Northern al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, to discuss the laws of the Autonomous Administration and problems related to their implementation.

Activists from the governorate of Daraa, Southern Syria, documented the kidnapping of six people from the governorate in the neighboring governorate of al-Suwayda in 20 days.

Political and international news:

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) begins to identify those responsible for chemical attacks in Syria starting next February.

In a press conference, the director of the OPCW, Fernando Arias, said that the OPCW would soon appoint a team of 10 experts to start identifying those responsible for the use of toxic gas in Syria, according to Reuters.

The Turkish Coast Guard arrested 51 migrants, including 11 Syrians, who were trying to reach Greece in illegally.