HTS arrested a media activist in Ariha city in Idlib suburbs on April 15

Amer al Asi, a media activist from Sarja village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, was arrested by Hay’at Tahrir al Sham personnel on April 15 after being summoned to an HTS police station in Ariha city, also in the governorate’s southern suburbs, and taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that no member of Amer’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.