SDF arrested two brothers in S. Hasaka governorate on November 25

Two brothers, named as Ibrahim and Ahmad al Radi, from Markada village in the southern suburbs of Hasaka governorate, were arrested in November 25 by Syrian Democratic Forces in a raid on their home in the town and taken to al Shaddadi city, also in the south of the governorate. SNHR notes that no other members of the detainees’ family have been informed of their arrests or whereabouts, and they were prevented 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, as well as an end 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.