Statement of the disappearance of a Syrian employee by the Syrian army forces On May 24, 2018
HRG referred to the Working Group on Enforced Disappearances after his arrest as a result of a mass arrest campaign by the Syrian army in Hamuriya, Damascus, Syria. 2014. On 3-1-2014 the regular army launched a large campaign in search of the wanted and opponents, including employees and workers for the mere suspicion of them, including the forty-year-old employee resident of Damascus – Qassimiya With large numbers of detainees. The campaign also included women, youth and children. They were gathered at the driving school in Adra. They then took them to an unknown destination. His family searched most of the security branches but to no avail the family later learned from a former detainee in Sednaya prison that he was with him in prison but the family did not confirm the information and did not search for him. Since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria between the forces of the Assad regime and the opposition groups, enforced disappearance has become a systematic weapon and checkpoints and mass arrests have become a well-known method of kidnapping and enforced disappearances by soldiers, intelligence officers and militias. Human Rights Watch appealed to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to urge the Syrian authorities to highlight the circumstances surrounding the employee’s disappearance and release or place him under the protection of the law.