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On January 3, 2019, a newborn died in Al-Rukban camp, at the Syrian-Jordanian borders[1], of neonatal jaundice after the UNICEF medical point[2] known as ‘Aoun Point’ refused to treat her, as a witness reported to STJ. The activist Emad Ghali who was present in Al-Rukban camp on January 3, 2019, said to STJ: “The seven-day-old baby Mal Al-Sham Abdullah Al-Arandas died of jaundice despite her parents’ repeated attempts to get her into the UNICEF medical point, in the Jordanian side, which continued to...
On December 11, 2018, Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham/ HTS stormed the building of the Free Hama Health Directorte of the Syrian Interim Government, located in Kafr Nabl, southern Idlib, and arrested three doctors while they were holding a meeting, on various charges including "moral turpitude", according to a detailed testimony given to STJ. STJ's field researcher talked to a Free Health Directorate worker who witnessed the incidents, on December 11, 2018: "On Tuesday morning, 11 December 2018, there was a meeting between hospitals administrators and the head of the Directorate...
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...