SDF arrest a doctor and his brother in eastern Deir Ez-Zour, November 13

Mohammad al-Hussein, doctor, works at al-Kindi Hospital in al-Tayyana village, eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, from Damascus city and resides in al-Tayyana village. He was arrested on November 13, 2022, by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with his brother from al-Kindi Hospital. They were taken to an undisclosed location.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) note that their phones were seized and they were not allowed to contact their family. SNHR is concerned that they may be subjected to torture in detention and may go on to become yet another enforced disappearance case, with 85% of all those detained falling into this category.

We call for the provision of reparations for the victims and their families, both materially and morally, and call on all parties to put an end to all arbitrary detentions whose only purpose is to spread mass fear and extort people. We also call for revealing the fate of the thousands of persons forcibly disappeared by SDF.

SDF arrest a doctor and his brother in eastern Deir Ez-Zour, November 13