The Enforced Disappearance of Citizen Khaled al Assad Since 2013

Khaled al Assad

SNHR briefed the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary disappearances, of the case of the citizen “Khaled al Assad” from Dourin village in the northeastern suburbs of Latakia governorate and a resident of Shab’a town in the eastern suburbs of Damascus governorate, a public sector employee, age 52 at the time of his arrest and asked to request of the Syrian authorities to release him as he was arrested arbitrarily on October 1, 2013, as he was passing a checkpoint affiliated to air security forces of Syrian regime forces in al Masna’ crossing at Lebanese border, while he was heading to Lebanon. Since then, his fate remains unknown for the Syrian Network for Human Rights as well as his family.
Syrian authorities deny enforcing the citizen Khaled al Assad 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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