SNHR briefed the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary disappearances, of the case of the college student Mahmoud Ali from Asaliya Wa Majame’ town in Al Quneitra governorate and a resident of Al Saiyda Zainab area in Damascus suburbs governorate , age 47 at the time of his arrest, and asked to request of the Syrian authorities to release him. He was arrested arbitrarily on 13 December 2013, when he was passing a checkpoint of Abu Al Fadel Al Abbas Iraqi militias related to government forces in Al Saiyda Zainab area in Damascus suburbs governorate, and took him to an unknown place. His family had no information to determine his fate or whereabouts after that date, since then his fate remain unknown for his family and the Syrian Network for Human Rights as well.
Syrian authorities deny enforcing the citizen Mahmoud Ali to disappear, SNHR were unable to determine his fate until now, as is his family, and they are afraid of detention and torture in the event of repeating questions about him, as happened with many similar cases.
SNHR demanded the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearance to intervene with the Syrian authorities for his immediate release, and the release of thousands of cases of enforced disappearances and the need to determine their fate.