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Palestinian Civilians, Activists Held in Syria’s State-Run Jails

Published : 02-10-2019

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Held in Syria’s State-Run Jails

A number of Palestinian refugees, including relief officers, have been locked up in Syrian government prisons. Several of them have got their security situation worked out after the opposition outfits withdrew from southern Damascus, though.

Recently, AGPS has learned that an abduction sweep launched in Babila, Yalda, and Beit Sahem towns, south of Damascus, culminated in the detention of a number of Palestinian refugees over allegations of involvement in deadly shootouts during the conflict.

AGPS believes that the arbitrary internment of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria amounts to a war crime.

Sometime earlier, the Syrian authorities ordered Palestinian refugees sheltered in Babila, Yalda, and Beit Sahem, south of Damascus to work on clearing up their security situation at offices run by the Russian side, the Ministry of Reconciliation, and pro-government security forces. The measure was dictated following a reconciliation deal struck between the Syrian government and opposition outfits in April 2018.

Key to the deal was the retreat of gunmen from Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem to Idlib, north of Syria, after handing over their war arsenal. Civilians who wished to leave southern Damascus were also allowed access out of the area.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9171

A number of Palestinian refugees, including relief officers, have been locked up in Syrian government prisons. Several of them have got their security situation worked out after the opposition outfits withdrew from southern Damascus, though.

Recently, AGPS has learned that an abduction sweep launched in Babila, Yalda, and Beit Sahem towns, south of Damascus, culminated in the detention of a number of Palestinian refugees over allegations of involvement in deadly shootouts during the conflict.

AGPS believes that the arbitrary internment of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria amounts to a war crime.

Sometime earlier, the Syrian authorities ordered Palestinian refugees sheltered in Babila, Yalda, and Beit Sahem, south of Damascus to work on clearing up their security situation at offices run by the Russian side, the Ministry of Reconciliation, and pro-government security forces. The measure was dictated following a reconciliation deal struck between the Syrian government and opposition outfits in April 2018.

Key to the deal was the retreat of gunmen from Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem to Idlib, north of Syria, after handing over their war arsenal. Civilians who wished to leave southern Damascus were also allowed access out of the area.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9171