The citizen Belal Al Sagheir Enforced to Disappear since 2015

Belal Al Sagheir

SNHR briefed the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary disappearances, of the case of the citizen Belal Al Sagheir from Brazil street neighborhood in Homs city, age 39 at the time of his arrest, and asked to request of the Syrian authorities to release him as he was arrested arbitrarily on 9 November 2012, as he was passing a checkpoint related to military security forces of government forces in Palmyra circle area in Homs city by the members of the checkpoint who were in military and civilian outfits and they took him to an unknown place. His family asked to visit him and reveal his detention center. They visited him in Sednaya prison seven times. The last visit was on 14 June 2015. Then, government forces took him to unknown place. His fate remains unknown for his family and the Syrian Network for Human Rights as well.

Syrian authorities deny enforcing the citizen Belal Al Sagheir 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.

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