18/05/2022

132,000 Syrians still detained in Syrian regime prison, says Syrian Network for Human Rights

DARAMSUQ — In a recent report, the UK-based Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) revealed that the Syrian regime has released 476 people in accordance with the recent amnesty decree issued by head of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad. The decree grants amnesty to individuals involved in “terrorist crimes” committed before 30 April 2022, except for crimes which led to the death of any civilians.

The detainees were released from both civil and military prisons and included 55 women and 13 individuals who were children when they were arrested.

According to SNHR, the Syrian regime is still detaining some 132,000 others in connection with the popular uprising since March 2011.

It also stated that, “87.000 people are still classified as forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime, which hasn’t stopped carrying out arbitrary arrests.”

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Among those still forcibly disappeared is former leader of the Syriac Union Party (SUP) Said Malki.

On 12 August 2013, Syrian regime security forces arrested Malki at Qamishli Airport following a visit to Switzerland. He has note been seen or heard from since.


An image of Said Malki on a Bethnahrin National Council (MUB) poster marking his arrest.