A civilian was shot dead in al Hawayej village in Deir Ez-Zour governorate on May 21

Hussein Abboud al Za’al, born in 1982, was from Ghranij city which is administratively a part of al Sh’aitat area in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate. SNHR’s team has recorded that he was shot dead by unknown gunmen in al Hawayej village in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate on May 21. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident.

SNHR condemns all killings which target civilians and calls on the governing forces in each area to bear responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, and to conduct investigations and reveal their findings to the public. Stability will not be achieved in Syria without achieving a political transition towards democracy and the rule of law, implemented according to a strict timetable.