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HomeSpecial RapporteursEnforced DisappearancesThe citizen Adnan Ahmad al Hamdo has been forcibly disappeared since 2013

The citizen Adnan Ahmad al Hamdo has been forcibly disappeared since 2013

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Paris – The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has briefed the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on the case of the citizen, Adnan Ahmad al Hamdo, born in 1970, who was an employee at the Aleppo branch of the General Authority for Management, Development and Protection of the Badiya at the time of his arrest. Adnan, who was originally from al Ta’ana village in the suburbs of Aleppo governorate, and had been living in the Masaken Hanano neighborhood of Aleppo city, was arrested by Syrian regime forces personnel on Monday, July 8, 2013, in a raid on his workplace at the General Authority for Management, Development and Protection of the Badiya in Aleppo city, and taken to an undisclosed location. Since that date, he has been forcibly disappeared. His fate remains unknown to the SNHR, as well as to his family.

The SNHR has also briefed the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, as well as briefing the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, specifically in regard to the case of the citizen, Adnan Ahmad al Hamdo.

The Syrian authorities have denied any connection with the enforced disappearance of the citizen, Adnan Ahmad al Hamdo. The SNHR has been unable to determine his fate, as have his family members, who fear that they may be arrested and tortured by regime personnel themselves if they continue to ask about his whereabouts and fate, as has happened in numerous previous cases.

The SNHR has called on the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearance, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, as well as the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to intervene and to demand that the Syrian authorities release him immediately, as well as to secure the release of thousands of other forcibly disappeared citizens whose whereabouts and current conditions must also be revealed.

Although the Syrian government is not a party to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, it is indisputably a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Arab Charter on Human Rights. Enforced disappearance constitutes a violation of both instruments.

SNHR also confirms that there are well-founded fears that many of those forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime since 2011 may have been subjected to torture and possibly killed in regime detention, with the number of citizens forcibly disappeared by the regime continuing to grow.

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