Lawyer shot dead by unidentified gunmen in E. Raqqa governorate on May 23

A lawyer , named as Khaled al Mezan, from al Karama village in the eastern suburbs of Raqqa governorate, was shot dead on May 23, 2021, by unidentified gunmen near the village, which is controlled by Syrian Democratic Forces.
SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident.
SNHR condemns all attacks of this nature which target and kill civilians and calls on the governing forces in each area to bear responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, and to conduct investigations into all such incidents and reveal their findings to the public. Stability will not be achieved in Syria without achieving a political transition towards democracy implemented according to a strict timetable.