HTS arrested a civilian in W. Idlib governorate on December 13

A man from Salqin city, named as Muhammad Saed Qurunful, who works as a caretaker at the Salqin Central Hospital in western Idlib governorate, was arrested by Hay’at Tahrir al Sham personnel on December 13, 2021, in connection with his criticism of the leadership of the city’s police station which is affiliated with Hay’at Tahrir al Sham, and taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that no member of the civilian’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.
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 blackmailing of families, and we further demand that the fates of thousands of people disappeared by HTS be revealed as we have serious concerns for the detainees’ wellbeing, particularly given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.