he Syrian Network for Human Rights issued the ninth annual report on enforced disappearances in Syria, on the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance
According to the documentation of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, at least 148,191 people are still being arrested / detained or forcibly disappeared by the parties to the conflict and the controlling forces in Syria from March / 2011 until August / 2020, including 130,758 by the Syrian regime, including 3584 children, and 7990 Women, while at least 8,648b are still involved in 319 children and 225 women disappeared by ISIS, and 2,125, including 19 children and 33 women, are still in detention or enforced disappearance by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.
According to the report, at least 3,262 people, including 324 children and 786 women, are still in detention or enforced disappearance by the armed opposition / the National Army, in addition to the presence of at least 3,398 people, including 620 children and 169 women who are still in detention or enforced disappearance. The hand of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces
The report stated that no less than 99,479 people are still under enforced disappearance from March 2011 until August 2020 at the hands of the parties to the conflict and the forces controlling Syria, with 84,371 of the Syrian regime forces accounting for 1,738 children and 4,982 women, and 8,648 people who were disappeared at the hands of ISIS. It includes 319 children and 225 women, while the report assigns responsibility for hiding 2007, including 11 children and 27 women, to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham. He added that 2,397 people, including 238 children and 446 women, are still under enforced disappearance by the armed opposition / National Army, and 2056 people, including 93 children and 87 women, are still under enforced disappearance by the Syrian Democratic Forces.
The report reviewed a cumulative indicator of the outcome of the forcibly disappeared since March 2011 and the distribution of that outcome according to the years of the conflict. The distribution showed that 2012 was the worst in terms of the outcome of the forcibly disappeared, followed by 2013.
The report also mentioned the distribution of the outcome of those forcibly disappeared at the hands of the conflict parties and the controlling forces according to the Syrian governorates, that is, according to the place in which the arrest occurred, and not according to the governorate to which the detainee belongs, and the Damascus countryside governorate, according to the report, witnessed the largest toll of victims of enforced disappearance, followed by Aleppo, then Damascus
The report indicated that, since the beginning of 2018, the Syrian regime has continued to register a portion of the forcibly disappeared as dead through the civil registry departments, and the total number of cases documented, according to the report, is at least 991 cases, the Syrian regime has revealed their fate that they have all died, including 9 children and 2 women. From the beginning of 2018 until August / 2020, he did not reveal the cause of death, nor did he deliver the bodies of the victims to their families or inform them of their burial place.
The report states that the Syrian regime has not fulfilled any of its obligations in any of the international treaties and conventions it has ratified, in particular the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and it has violated several articles in the Syrian constitution itself, by detaining hundreds of thousands of detainees without arrest warrants for many years. Without charges, they were forbidden to hire a lawyer and family visits, and about 65% of the total detainees turned into forcibly disappeared persons and their families were not informed of their whereabouts.