Syrian regime forces arrested a civilian Jdaidet Artouz town in Damascus suburbs on February 25

A man from Kanaker village in the southwest of Damascus suburbs governorate, named as Ahmad Taysir Hejazi, was arrested on February 25, 2021, by Syrian regime forces from his workplace in Jdaidet Artouz town in west of the governorate 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.