On May 24, 2023, a man identified as 32-year-old Rebar Mustafa, from Karouka village, administratively a part of Afrin city, in the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo governorate was arrested by the Syrian National Army’s (SNA) Military Police in Afrin city. Mustafa, who works in the al-Hal Market in Afrin city, was taken to an undisclosed location.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) notes that the Mustafa’s phone was seized following his arrest, and he has not been allowed to contact his family.
SNHR is concerned that he may be subjected to torture in detention and may go on to become yet another enforced disappearance case, with 85% of all those detained in Syria 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 fates of thousands of people forcibly disappeared at the hands of the SNA.