SDF arrested an engineer in N. Hasaka governorate on August 20

An engineer from al Malekiya city in the northern suburbs of Hasaka governorate, named as Abdul Ahad Adam, the director of Agriculture Department of the city, was arrested by gunmen affiliated with Syrian Democratic Forces on August 20, 2021, during a raid on his home in the city and taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that no member of Abdul Ahad’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 3,796 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.