SNHR briefed the UN Working Group on arbitrarily or Involuntary arrests, of the case of the citizen Hani Al Khalil from Wadi Al Hawarna neighborhood in Hama city, age 23 at the time of arrest, and asked to request of the Syrian authorities to release him, as he was arrested arbitrarily when the members of Air security forces of the government forces stormed his house and arrested him, on 2 August 2012, without a warrant that would allow them to do so, the members were in military and civilian outfits.
He was detained in the Air security branch and accused of the possession of weapon. Furthermore he was tortured physically and psychologically. He was taken to detention centers in Damascus city then to Sednaya military prison in Damascus suburbs. The Syrian authorities prohibited his family and his lawyer to visit him and they didn’t subject him to trial.
Syrian authorities deny the arbitrarily arrest of the citizen Hani Al Khalil. SNHR and his family were unable to determine his fate until now. His family is afraid of detention and torture in case of repeating asking about him, as happened with many similar cases.