Hussein Jamil Dawood, originally from Sheikh al Hadid town of Afrin city in Aleppo governorate northern suburbs, who’s currently a resident of al Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood in Aleppo city, was arrested by Syrian Democratic Forces on his way home from hiswork at a sewing workshop in the same neighborhood, on September 10, 2022, and taken him to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that Hussein’s family wasn’t informed of his arrest, with the SDF personnel confiscating the detainee’s phone and refusing to allow him to contact any lawyer or members of his family. We fear he may be subjected to torture and go on to be forcibly disappeared, as has happened with 85% of those detained by the SDF.
SNHR calls for financial and psychological restitution for all SDF victims and their families, as well as for an end to all arbitrary detentions, and demands that the fate of thousands of individuals forcibly disappeared by the SDF be revealed. We note that these arrests are carried out with the objective of spreading fear and terror in the community and blackmailing the detainees’ families. We have additional, well-founded fears for the detainees’ wellbeing due to the spread of COVID-19.