In a report, the Syrian Network for Human Rights documented the release of 539 detainees from Syrian prisons since the end of April, as of Monday, June 13th.
According to the report, from the 539 released, at least 158 had seen their security situation adjusted before being arrested and had been granted a settlement pledge that they would not expose security branches.
Of those released, 28 were arrested after returning to Syria, having been refugees and residents outside the country. These included four women, the report said.
The report confirmed that between May 1 and June 13, amongst those released were 61 women and 16 people who were children at the time they were arrested.
The Syrian network called on the international community to pressure the Assad regime to release some 132,000 people still detained or held in regime prisons.
On June 3rd, a Syrian Network for Human Rights report documented 147 arbitrary arrests by various parties to the conflict in Syria, including 13 children and four women. Of these people, 121 individuals were forcibly disappeared.
The network said it was still closely monitoring the releases of detainees in the wake of Decree 7 of 2022, which granted a general amnesty for what the regime described as “terrorist crimes” committed before April 30 — except where those offences resulted in the death of a human being.
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