The disappearance of two men from one family by the Air Force and Political Security
On May 1, 2018, Human Rights guardians addressed the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances at the United Nations on the case of Syrian citizens from Tremseh in Hama,
They Disappeared in Hama province, west of central Syria, in 2012 and 2013. After arresting them during the storming of the house of one of them by the Air Intelligence and the arrest of the other at the border gate by the Political Security. Then They were taken to an unknown destination.
Since then, their families have been unaware of their whereabouts and have not been able to reach their place or any news about them.
On 3 August 2013, Jum’a Hassanou intended to travel to Lebanon to work there. He left his house at 5 am on that date. At 10 am he was at the front gate where he got off the bus to give his identity to the political security niche responsible for crossing the border, they arrested him and took him to an unknown destination. According to the passengers who were with him at the moment of arrest who told his family about it.
His family searched for him in the security branches but without a result
One year after his arrest, one of the released prisoners, Wasel Hamsho, told his family that he had seen the victim in Mazza Prison. However, the family was unable to verify the information.
The victim Anas Hassanu, a 30-year-old farmer who was sitting with his family at his home in the village of Tarimsa, Hama, during the storming of his house he was arrested in front of his wife and relatives for hours until a military vehicle came and took him to an unknown destination.
His family searched the security branches in Damascus but to no avail.
The practice of enforced disappearance has been common since the beginning of the conflict in Syria and has become systematic and widespread and promotes crimes against humanity that do not become obsolete.
The human rights guardians are concerned about the fate of the victims and the widespread violations of their fundamental rights and called on the UN team to intervene with the authorities to help the relatives of the victims to know the fate and whereabouts of their relatives and to release them as soon as possible.