Syrian regime forces arrested a civilian in Damascus city on September 2

A man from Tafas city in the western suburbs of Daraa governorate, named as Bashar Haitham al M’aani, was arrested by Syrian regime forces on September 2, 2020, while he was passing through a checkpoint in Damascus city and taken to an undisclosed location.
The arrest was conducted without any legal arrest warrant being issued by a court, with no member of Bashar’s family being informed of his arrests or whereabouts, and with his phone being confiscated, preventing him from contacting his family or lawyer. SNHR fears that he will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’, like approximately 85 percent of all detained persons.
SNHR can confirm that at least 130,689 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the regime’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to the detainees’ wellbeing, given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.