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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham[1] (HTS) released the third activist of Madaya Activists who had been arrested earlier for unknown reasons in Idlib city on December 9, 2017, whereas fate of the fourth detainee, the activist Amjad al-Maleh, remained unknown until this moment, according to what one of the newly released persons reported to STJ. In an interview with STJ on June 9, 2018, Hussam Mahmoud, the released activist, said that HTS released him on June 6, 2018. He said he was detained in Idlib Central Prison run by Salvation Government[2]...
Kidnappings and mutual-kidnappings among population of both provinces Daraa and as-Sweida returned to the front once again, according to STJ's researchers who reported that some of these incidents were to get ransom and others were as reaction to previous abductions and robberies from that party or another. The researchers also reported that kidnappers started to use the social media to lure the victims. Only in  May 2018, about 27 kidnapping cases recorded in as-Sweida province and more than 10 cases in Daraa province. In addition, the field researcher of STJ confirmed the kidnapping of both young...
Having taken control over Yarmouk camp-southern Damascus, following an evacuation deal with ISIL, Syrian regular forces arrested at least 20 people, as part of a security campaign targeting scores of residents in the camp, on May 21, 2018, according to local sources. The media activist "Tariq Mansour", from Yarmouk camp, who was recently displaced to northern Aleppo countryside, said in an interview with STJ, on May 25, 2018, that members of the Regime forces arrested 20 civilians, including a woman, for refusing to leave Yarmouk camp on 23 May. They were gathered later in a...