Syrian regime military security forces carried out a raid on al Manshiya neighborhood in Daraa city on September 29. SNHR has documented that two civilians were arrested and taken to an undisclosed location.
The arrests were conducted without legal arrest warrants being issued by a court, with no members of the detainees’ families being informed of their arrests, and with the phones of the detained civilians being confiscated, preventing them from contacting their families or lawyers. SNHR fears that they will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’, like approximately 85 percent of all detained persons.
SNHR can confirm that at least 130,689 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the regime’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to the detainees’ wellbeing given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.