In the past few days, the Assad regime arrested several people, including an inspector and a state television reporter, on charges of what the Assad government’s Ministry of Interior called “cyber crimes”.
Among the arrested are Syrian TV anchor, Hala al-Jarf, who was arrested last Saturday. The director at the regime’s official TV channel, Mahran Saleh, confirmed the arrest on his Facebook page, calling for “freedom for Hala al-Jarf.”
Two weeks ago, the Assad regime arrested the inspector in the General Authority for Supervision and Inspection, Feryal Jahjah. According to her colleague, Athila al-Khatib, “Feryal was arrested because she spoke the truth and demanded the application of the law and the protection of public funds, which is a sacred duty protected by the constitution.”
According to Snack Syrian, the Criminal Security Branch/Electronic Crimes Department in Tartous summoned Jahjah for investigation on January 14 and was transferred to Damascus.”
For its part, the Ministry of Interior in the Assad government announced the arrest of eight people for “communicating and dealing with suspicious websites.”
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