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Several former volunteers in the Syrian (White Helmets) civil defense organization were arrested in Damascus countryside, according to witnesses. Akram al-Hajj[1], a former media official of the “White Helmets” in Ad Dumayr city, said to STJ on September 26, 2018, that the security services in the city arrested the two former volunteers Mohammed Saad Abu al-Majd on September 21, 2018, and Hussein Talaa earlier the same month. The source added that the city's air intelligence service had taken all former White Helmets volunteers to investigate them, although they had signed...
10 women were arrested by pro-regime security forces on various charges in Hamoryah and Douma[1] cities, eastern Ghouta, between August 16 and September 2, 2018, according to testimonies obtained by STJ. Two local sources[2] from inside eastern Ghouta, told STJ that agents of the Republican Guard and the Fourth Division conducted a wide wave of raids and arrests in Douma, on August 16, 2018, resulted in the capture of three women and many youths, on unknown charges, who were taken to undisclosed location. On August...
On the grounds of lowering down the flag of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)[1] in Ad Dana town, Idlib countryside, during a demonstration, three local activists were arrested on Sep. 18, 2018.  Someone close to the activists, asked for anonymity for security purposes, testified to STJ on Sep. 20, 2018: "During a demonstration staged in Ad Dana on Friday Sep. 14, 2018, an argument arose between three civilian men who were Othman Yahiya, Ahmad Aref Najjar and Fadel al-Qesh and HTS agents when the men tried to lower HTS flags...