HTS arrested a civilian and his son in Kafr Takhareem city in Idlib suburbs on October 19

A man, named as Mahmoud Khattab, and his son Muhammad, from Saraqeb city in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate and are living now in Kafr Takhareem city in the governorate western suburbs, were arrested by Hay’at Tahrir al Sham personnel on October 19, 2021, during a raid on their residence in Kafr Takhareem and taken to an undisclosed location.

SNHR notes that no member of the detainees’ family being informed of their arrests or whereabouts, and with their phones being confiscated, preventing them from contacting their family. SNHR fears that they will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’, like approximately 85 percent of all detained persons in Syria.

SNHR demands that financial and therapeutic compensation be provided to the victims and their families, as well as insisting on an end to all arbitrary arrests which aim to spread terror among Syrians and to the blackmail of families, and we further demand that the fates of thousands of people disappeared by the regime be revealed as we have serious concern for the detainees’ wellbeing, given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.