On Saturday, demonstrations against arbitrary arrests, kidnappings and enforced disappearances were renewed in the eastern countryside of Deir Szour under the control of the SDF.
The slogans echoed by those who participated in the demonstrations, from several towns in the rural areas of the province, the phenomenon of corruption within the local councils, and security chaos, and the spread of theft and kidnappings in order to obtain ransom, accusing the Kurdish “protection units” to cover up criminals and protect them.
The members of the “SDF” used force to disperse the demonstrators, and arrested a number of them, accused of provoking “riots” and incitement to demonstrations.
Human rights violations committed by the Kurdish “administration” within the areas of Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and al-Hasakah have increased since the beginning of this year, particularly with regard to arbitrary arrests, torture and enforced disappearance.
The Syrian Human Rights Network reported in a report issued last week that the pace of detention and enforced disappearance by Kurdish self-government forces has increased since the beginning of 2019. Half of the detainees have been forcibly disappeared, The denial of these forces to their presence.
The report stressed that the forces of “self-management” Kurdish “repeatedly violated international human rights law,” and called for the cessation of all forms of detention and the disclosure of the fate of detainees.
He also called on the countries supporting the “SDF” to pressure these forces to stop violations and stop all forms of support with weapons, “in reference to America in particular
The report described several types of violations committed by these forces, including “arrest, enforced disappearance, abduction, torture, recruitment of children, forced recruitment, torture killings and neglect of health care in detention centers”.
According to the report, the arrests targeted displaced persons and camp residents, and the “self-management” forces claimed that there were close ties between those arrested, members of ISIS, or factions in the Syrian opposition.