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The Syrian authorities are forcing refugees returning from Jordan to Daraa province by land through the Nassib/Jaber border crossing to refer to the security services in the province. The returnees are also blackmailed, as they are coerced to pay money as a bribe in return for allowing them to admit the luggage they brought with them from Jordan, according to testimonies obtained by Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ. According to STJ’s field researcher in Daraa province, the people who migrated from the province are surging to the Nassib/Jaber border crossing on a daily basis,...
After a relative decrease, abductions for ransom are firmly back in al-Sweida province, as 21 persons kidnapped between October 1 and November 13, 2018, and only five of whom returned home while the other 16 remained unaccounted for, as reported by local activists. Perpetrators, who are known for the most part, are often not held accountable- by relevant government authorities- since the abductees’ families do not advance claims for fear of possible reprisal acts in response. 12 of the 21 abductees are from al-Sweida, including...
Elements of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Service arrested a former official of the Free Police, affiliated with the Syrian opposition, in the city of Da’el, Daraa, for his body was abandoned on the road to be found by the town’s people on November 7, 2018, a few hours from his arrest, according to a testimony obtained by Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ. On November 8, 2018, a local activist,[1] based in the city of Da’el, told STJ the following: “On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, a group...