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SNHR documents more than 138 arbitrary detentions in Syria during April 2020

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Editing: Mohamad Alaa |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2020/05/02 11:55

Turkey - SMART

In a report, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) documented more than 138 arbitrary detentions in Syria during April 2020.

On Saturday, the SNHR said that it documented 138 detentions, including six women, 97 of them have turned into enforced disappearances

The report added that despite the recent pardon by the Syrian government, the latter detained more people than it released, as the number of documented detainees reached 82 people, including four women.

The SNHR report mentioned that the Syrian Democratic Forces of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration detained 19 people, while armed factions were responsible for 26 arbitrary detentions, including two women, and the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham detained 11 people.

The report warned of the risk of COVID-19 spreading among detainees, threating the lives of 130 thousand people.

Thousands of detainees were tortured to death in the Syrian government forces prisons, as the SNHR documented the death of more than 13 thousand detainees, who tortured to death, in Syria, most of them died in the Syrian government prisons.

Human rights activists accuse the international community of failing to pressure the Syrian government to uncover the fate of hundreds of thousands of detainees and forcibly disappeared persons in its prisons, to release them, and to hold the Syrian government accountable for crimes against humanity committed against the detainees.