SDF arrested a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Hasaka governorate on May 22

A member of the Area Committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, named as Abdul Ghaffar Abdul Aziz Muhammad, from al Jawadiya city in the northwestern suburbs of Hasaka suburbs, was arrested on May 22, 2021, by Syrian Democratic Forces as he was passing through a checkpoint in Shabak village which is administratively a part of the city, and taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that no member of the civilian’s family was informed of his arrest or 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.
We can confirm that at least 3,784 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the SDF’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to the detainees’ wellbeing, given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.