The Enforced Disappearance of Citizen Firas Qabalan since 2013

Firas Qabalan

SNHR briefed the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary disappearances, of the case of the citizen “Firas Qabalan” from Sa’sa’ town in Damascus suburbs governorate, a mechanical worker, age 31 at the time of his arrest and asked to request of the Syrian authorities to release him as he was arrested arbitrarily on February 14, 2013, in a raid on his house in al Gharbi neighborhood in Sa’sa’ town in Damascus suburbs governorate by military security forces of Syrian regime forces. Since then, his fate remains unknown for the Syrian Network for Human Rights as well as his family.
Syrian authorities deny enforcing the citizen Firas Qabalan 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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