The citizen Khalil Qatifa Enforced to Disappear since 2012

The citizen Khalil Qatifa

SNHR briefed the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary disappearances, of the case of the citizen “Khalil Qatifa” from al Khalediya neighborhood in Homs city, age 25 at the time of his arrest and asked to request of the Syrian authorities to release him as he was arrested arbitrarily on October 13, 2012, as he was passing a checkpoint affiliated to Syrian regime forces, in al Muhandesin Circle in Homs city. Since then, we had no information about his fate or whereabouts and his fate remains unknown for the Syrian Network for Human Rights as well as his family.
Syrian authorities deny enforcing the citizen Khalil Qatifa 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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