Syrian regime arrested a civilian in Eqerbat town in Hama suburbs on February 7

A man from Eqerbat town in the eastern suburbs of Hama governorate, named as Ahmad Saed al Din al Hamoud, was arrested by Syrian regime forces as he was passing through a checkpoint near the town on February 7, 2021, and taken to an undisclosed location.
The arrest was conducted without any legal arrest warrant being issued by a court, with no member of Ahmad’s family being informed of his arrest or whereabouts, and with his phone being confiscated, preventing him from contacting his family or a 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.