SDF arrested two civilians from the same family in al Sh-heil city in Deir Ez-Zour, on May 18

Abboud Ali al Medad and 17- year- old child Majed Muhammad al Medad, from al Sh-heil city in Deir Ez-Zour governorate eastern suburbs. SNHR documented their arrest by Syrian Democratic Forces in a raid on al Medad neighborhood in the city where they were taken to an undisclosed location. 

SNHR notes that no members of their families were informed of their arrest, with both their phones being confiscated, preventing them from contacting their families. SNHR fears that they will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’ like approximately 85 percent of those detained by the regime. SNHR notes that about 3,090 Syrian citizens are still detained in the SDF detention centers, constituting a grave threat to their wellbeing given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.