SNHR: 4,671 People Arrested in 2019

According to a new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, 4,671 people were arrested in 2019, most of them by the regime writes Zaman Al Wasl.

At least 4,671 people were arrested by the Syrian regime and other warring factions in 2019, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).

According to a recent SNHR report, Syrian regime forces arrested at least 2,797 people, including 113 children and 125 women.

The Islamic State (ISIS) arrested 64 people, including two children and one woman, while its fellow jihadist group, Hay’at Tahrir al Sham, arrested 303 people, including eight children and four women. 

The report documents 405 cases of arbitrary arrests at the hands of factions of the armed opposition, including 19 children and 20 women. It also documented 1,102 cases of arbitrary arrests at the hands of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, including 81 children and 56 women. 

According to the International Conscience Movement, an NGO, more than 13,500 women have been jailed since the Syrian conflict began, while more than 7,000 women remain in detention, where they are subjected to torture, rape and sexual violence. 

The Syrian regime has been practicing 72 torture methods on detainees in security chambers and military hospitals, SNHR said last October. 

Syrian opposition sources said that more than 500,000 prisoners remain inside the prisons of the Syrian regime. 

Since the revolution erupted in March 2011, about 1.2 million Syrian citizens have, at some point, been arrested and detained in the regime’s detention centers, including 130,000 individuals who are still detained or forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime, SNHR said.


This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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