Hay’at Tahrir al Sham arrested a media activist in al Ghazawiya village in Aleppo on December 22

A media activist, named as Abdul Fattah al Hussein, from Saraqeb city in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate, was arrested by Hay’at Tahrir al Sham personnel on December 22, 2020, while he was passing through a checkpoint in al Ghazawiya village in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate heading to Idlib city in Afrin area in north Aleppo and taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that no member of Abdul Fattah’s family has been informed of his arrest or whereabouts, with his phones being confiscated, preventing him from contacting his families. 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 2,125 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the HTS’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to the detainees’ wellbeing, given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.