The citizen Odai al Barrak Enforced to Disappear since 2013

Odai al Barrak

SNHR briefed the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary disappearances, of the case of the citizen “Odai al Barrak” from al Midan neighborhood in Damascus city, age 20 at the time of his arrest and asked to request of the Syrian authorities to release him as he was arrested arbitrarily on February 12, 2013, as he was passing a checkpoint of Military Security forces affiliated to Syrian regime forces, in al Masna’ area at Syrian- Lebanese border in Damascus suburbs governorate, and taken to unknown place. 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 Odai al Barrak 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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