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Between January 20 and February 4, 2019, two cases of killing under torture were recorded in the prisons of the armed opposition groups, operating under the Syrian National Army[1] in the two areas of Afrin and Jarabulus. The first case was committed against a militant of the al-Sham Legion, whose murder case’s verdict was passed by a Sharia Arbitral Tribunal; the second is that of a civilian killed under torture, whose case is yet being investigated, for his family has filed a lawsuit, according to testimonies obtained by Syrians for Truth and...
Introduction: Between December 2, 2018 and January 8, 2019, seven civilians were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Idlib province. Two of the kidnapped were killed; a child and a media activist were released, while an unknown fate awaits the remaining three to the date this news was written. The field researcher of Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ in Idlib province documented the following cases of kidnapping: Kidnappings where the fate of abductees is yet unknown On Sunday, December 2, 2018, on...
On Sunday, November 11, 2018, detainees at Hama Central Prison went on a hunger strike to protest the arbitrary verdicts issued against them by both Military and the Anti-Terrorism courts. The strike came a few days after the visit of Syrian government officials to the prisoners which coincided with initiating the process of transferring 11 of them to Saydnaya Military Prison to carry out their death sentences, which were reported earlier.       Several military field court detainees, participating in the strike, talked to STJ’s field researcher online, about their demands and the details of...