Damascus Calls for Release of Syrian Prisoners in Golan

Ministry sends UN letter stressing Israel's arbitrary detention of Syrian citizens in Golan a new violation of human rights

Syria’s Foreign Ministry has called on the UN Security Council to take the necessary legal procedures to carry out its resolutions on the Israeli withdrawal from the whole occupied Syrian Golan to the line of June 4, 1967, requesting the occupation’s authorities immediately release Syrian detainees from their prisons.

“In new proof of Israel’s violations of all international conventions and laws – particularly international humanitarian law – and in continuation of its aggressive and provocative polices against our citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan, following several days of arrests … the occupation’s authorities today detained Sheikh Atef Darwish from Baka’ata and Fidaa Majed al-Shaer from Majdal Shams village, confiscating their personal property, including mobile phones and computers in a new violation of Geneva 4th convention of 1949,” the ministry said in two identical letters sent to UN Secretary General and President of the Security Council on Monday.

“Syria calls on the UN Secretary General, Security Council and High Commissioner for Human rights to press Israel to immediately release, unconditionally, all Syrian detainees in its prisons and detentions, and calls on the Security Council to take the necessary and legal procedures for the Israeli withdrawal from the whole occupied Syrian Golan, to the line of June 4, 1967,” the ministry said.


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