Syrian regime arrested a civilian in Dael city in Daraa suburbs on December 16

A man from Dael city in the northern suburbs of Daraa governorate, named as Zaher Abdul Fattah Oweir, was arrested by Air Security Forces personnel affiliated with Syrian regime forces in the city on December 16 and taken to an undisclosed location.
The arrest was conducted without any legal arrest warrant being issued by a court, with no member of Zaher’s family being informed of his arrest or whereabouts, and with his phone being confiscated, preventing him from contacting his family or lawyer. SNHR fears that he will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’, like approximately 85 percent of all detained persons in Syria.
SNHR can confirm that at least 130,758 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.