A member of the Ariha Civil Defense center’s staff, named as Muhammad al Amin, from Shnan village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, was arrested by Hay’at Tahrir al Sham personnel on September 4, 2021, during a raid on his home in the village and taken to an undisclosed location. A few days after his arrest, his family was informed that he was being transferred to al Shami Hospital in Arhia city in south of Idlib governorate as his health deteriorated sharply due to being tortured in detention.
SNHR notes that no member of Muhammad’s family was informed of his arrest or whereabouts throughout his detention, 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 2,287 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in HTS detention centers.