SDF arrested a child in N. Deir Ez-Zour governorate on September 28

A 12-year-old child, named as Omar Ahmad al Hassoun, from al Ezba village in the north of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, was arrested by gunmen affiliated with Syrian Democratic Forces near the village’s oil field in the badiya (desert area) of the northern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, on September 28, 2021.
SNHR notes that no member of the boy’s family was informed of his arrest or whereabouts, while he was prevented 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 3,817 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.