Syrian regime forces arrested a civilian in E. Hama governorate on July 9

A man from al Ayyash village in east of Hama governorate, named as Hatem Farhan al Ayyash, was arrested by Syrian regime forces on July 9, 2021, as he was passing through a checkpoint near Aqareb al Safiya town in which is administratively a part of al Salamiya city in the eastern suburbs of the governorate and taken to an undisclosed location.
The arrest was conducted without any legal arrest warrant being issued by a court, with no member of Hatem’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 in Syria.
SNHR can confirm that at least 131,178 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.