HTS arrested a media activist near Kafr Lousin village in Idlib suburbs on April 5

A media activist and former reporter for Smart News Agency, named as Khaled Fawaz Husseinou, born in 1995, from Kafr Nbouda town in the northern suburbs of Hama governorate, was arrested by Hay’at Tahrir al Sham personnel on April 5, 2021, while he was near a petrol station on the road leading to Kafr Lousin village in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate and taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that no member of Khaled’s family has been informed of the details of his arrest or of his whereabouts, with his phone being confiscated, preventing him from contacting his family. 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 2,246 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in HTS’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to the detainees’ wellbeing, given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.