The Syrian regime arrests a civilian in northern Homs, November 21

Ahmad Salim Hassoun, works in construction, from Talbisa city in northern suburbs of Homs governorate, born in 1967. He was arrested on November 21, 2022, by Syrian regime security forces in the city of al-Rastan in northern Homs governorate. He was taken to an undisclosed location.

The arrest was made with no court-issued legal warrant. the detainee’s family was not informed of his arrest, while his phone was seized and he was not allowed to contact his family or a lawyer.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights is concerned that he may be subjected to torture in detention and may go on to become yet another case of enforced disappearance, with 85% of all those detained falling into this category.

We call for the provision of both material and moral reparations for the victims and their families, 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 Syrian regime forces. We have serious concerns about their fate.

The Syrian regime arrests a civilian in northern Homs, November 21