The disappearance of a taxi driver from Homs in Damascus
HRG notified the enforced disappearance team about the case of a 25 year old young man from Homs who works as taxi driver and lives in Damascus on July 6th 2017
On 2 pm He was near Teshreen military hospital when he was arrested and temporarily put in prison in the hospital then sent to Al-kaboon branch where he stayed for four months according to the middle men then he was transferred to branch 248 of the military intelligence, no one heard anything about him after that, his family appointed a lawyer and paid about 5,000,000 S.P without any results.
Considering the complete discretion of the security branches about giving any information about any of the detainees and the reports from international organizations like Amnesty about the prisons becoming slaughter house and the daily torture and executions, HGR expressed its worry in the note to the enforced disappearance team about the fate of the detainees and this case is one of thousands of cases which the large number of check points contributed in many of them.
HRG expressed its worry about the fate of the detainee, referring that this case is one of thousands of cases of the systematic enforced disappearance practices which the check points contributed a great deal in them.
HRG demanded the enforced disappearance team to interfere to unveil the fate of the detainee and put him under the protection of the law.
The disappearance of a 25 year old citizen after raiding his house in Damascus
The conflict entered its sixth year and people still get arrested and disappear on check points, while they go to their works, while leaving the country and in raids led by the security forces all over the country.
In the past few weeks HRG sent 10 cases to the enforced disappearance team hopping that UN could help unveil the fate of the detainees and release them or at least put them under the protection of the law.
The victim was sleeping when the air-force intelligence raided his house and asked for IDs then took him to unknown destination that was on Feb 5th 2012. Hid family tried to learn anything about him and asked in the security branches without any results.
The family learned from a former prisoner that he heard one of the jailers calling his name in Sydnaya prison in 2017.
HRGs CEO states that raiding house is one of the tools the Syrian government uses on a large scale to detain and terrorize the people and these practices are considered a crime against humanity.
It’s time for the Syrian government to stop these practices.