The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Part 2: Detrimental Conditions inside Syria
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, at least 1,916 returnees have been arrested by security forces, among which 784 remain detained and 15 have died under torture, as of August 2019. Some of these returnees, among them women, were reportedly subject to forced military conscription and repeated detainments. Military conscription, which is compulsory under Syrian law, was another point of concern for potential returnees, particularly for young men. Over 84 percent of those surveyed stated that military conscription into the Syrian regime’s military is another strong deterrent from returning to Syria.
14-12-2020

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