Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Father and son held incommunicado in Syria

Medical student Sameeh Bahrah, aged 26, has been held incommunicado at an unknown location, since his arrest on 30 April 2013. The same day, his father Bassam Bahrah, aged 52, also went missing. They may have been subjected to enforced disappearance.

Medical student Sameeh Bahrah, aged 26, was arrested at his family home in the al-Mezzeh district of Damascus on 30 April 2013. Eyewitnesses from the neighbourhood informed a member of Sameeh Bahrah’s family that on the evening of 30 April

Visit Reveals Torture Chambers, Opposition Should Secure Security Force Facilities, Safeguard Potential Evidence

May 17, 2013 – (New York) – Government security branches in Raqqa city hold documents and potential physical evidence indicating that detainees were arbitrarily detained and tortured there while the city was under government control. Human Rights Watch researchers visited the State Security and Military Intelligence facilities in Raqqa, now under the de facto control of local armed opposition groups, in late April 2013.