Syrian regime forces arrested a civilian in Jaramana city in Damascus suburbs on September 23

A man from Kanaker village in the southwest of Damascus suburbs governorate, named as Ahmad Salah al Qastalawi, was arrested by Syrian regime state security personnel in Jaramana city in the southeast of the governorate on September 23, 2020, and taken to an undisclosed location.
The arrest was conducted without any legal arrest warrant being issued by a court, with no member of Ahmad’s family being informed of his arrest or whereabouts, and with his phone being confiscated, preventing him from contacting his family or a 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.