The citizen Bilal al Othman Enforced to Disappear since 2014

Bilal al Othman

SNHR briefed the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary disappearances, of the case of the citizen “Bilal al Othman” from al Hajar al Aswad neighborhood in Damascus suburbs, age 28 at the time of his arrest and asked to request of the Syrian authorities to release him as he was arrested arbitrarily on January 1, 2014, while he was passing a checkpoint of military security forces affiliated to Syrian regime forces, in Housh Balas area in Damascus city. Since then, he was not seen at any prison or security branch and his fate remains unknown for the Syrian Network for Human Rights as well as his family.
Syrian authorities deny enforcing the citizen Bilal al Othman 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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