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Based on the testimonies obtained by Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ, Hossam al-Katerji, a member of the Syrian People’s Council, is recruiting young men who underwent a reconciliation/settlement deal in northern rural Hama under his affiliate armed groups. Al-Katerji is offering the young men high monthly salaries to tempt them; he also promised them that joining his forces is considered a part of the compulsory service in the Syrian Army, in addition to granting them security cards that facilitate their movement within Syria and prevent their arrest. On November 9, 2018, several of the...
The single military judge in Hama (affiliated to the military field court of Damascus) ordered the transfer of 11 civilian detainees from Hama Central Prison[1] to Saydnaya Military Prison, two days after Syrian government officials’ visits with lists[2] of judgments involving 68 inmates, which STJ managed to obtain copies of, besides testimonies from some detainees. An inmate[3] in Hama Central Prison told STJ's field researcher: "Mohammed al-Hazouri, Hama Governor, Ashraf Taha, the chief of Police Command in Hama and Firas...
A number of departments, affiliated with the Syrian government, turned down the applications filed by employees, they dismissed earlier, to get their jobs back after they underwent a settlement/reconciliation in northern rural Homs. The refusal is a violation of one of the national reconciliation deal’s terms, which covered northern rural Homs and was concluded by Russian negotiators and a committee representing the countryside. Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ obtained several testimonies about the subject matter. On the duration between the 3rd  and the 7th  of November 2018, STJ interviewed, via the internet,...