Syrian regime arrested civilians in al Suwayda city where an anti- Syrian regime protest took place on Jun 15

Syrian regime forces raided al Seir Square in the middle of Suwayda city on June 15, 2020, as where an anti- Syrian regime protest took place. SNHR has documented that Seven civilians were arrested and taken to an undisclosed location. 

The arrests were conducted without any legal arrest warrants being issued by a court, and no members of the detainees’ families were informed of their arrest, with the phones of those arrested being confiscated, preventing them from contacting their families or lawyers. SNHR fears that they will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’ like approximately 85 percent of those detained by the regime.

SNHR notes that about 130,000 Syrian citizens are still detained in the Syrian regime’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to their wellbeing given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.