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Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham arrested Ali Haj Dibo the head of the local council in Tal Hadya town in Aleppo countryside on December 1, 2018, and released him after eight days during which he was subjected to interrogation, according to a testimony obtained by STJ. The released Ali Haj Dibo gave STJ a detailed account of the incident: "On Saturday, December 1, 2018, two HTS young men agents came to my house, and handed me a subpoena which required me to go to one of the HTS checkpoints on...
Introduction Taking over vast areas of province[1], the so-called Islamic State[2] aka ISIL started imposing harsh laws and issuing arbitrary sentences against civilians including summary executions, whipping, and stoning to death which are hudud STJ had earlier published a report, contained lengthy and detailed testimony[3] of a civilian received the hadd penalty for theft for the first time in 2017, in Al Bukamal city, Deir ez-Zor,  as he was punished with amputation of his right hand.  
In the duration between July and November 2018, the Syrian security services conducted no less than 160 arbitrary detentions of civilians and defectors from the Syrian regular forces throughout the cities and towns of northern rural Homs. The detentions also targeted women and children, according to the field researcher of Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ, who stressed that the security services released the majority of the detainees/captures after a thorough investigation with the people held in custody, some of whom paid sums of money as a bribe to be released. STJ’s field researcher in...