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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...
On November 3, 2018, the Military Security Services in the city of Hama arrested a woman and her 4-month-old newborn daughter, who has a cardiac disorder, based on a malicious report. The infant was released in return for a large sum of money, while the mother was transferred to several security branches, to finally end up in the Adra Central Prison/Damascus, according to testimonies obtained by Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ. On the arrest’s day, the detained woman, 28-year-old, took her infant for a treatment session in Salah ad-Din neighborhood, central Hama,...