Mounting human rights violations hit ISIS-held areas

Militants of the Islamic State prepare application of death sentences against civilians accused of links with the regime in northeastern Syria. File photo

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – Civil rights activists documented some 12 cases of civilians run over by cars belonging to the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the city of al-Bukamal east of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, during March 2015.

Speaking to ARA News, civil rights activist Zaid Furati said that several young people were killed because of excessive speed and recklessness of the IS car drivers in the market district downtown, pointing out that most victims were permanently disabled due to severe injury during the incidents.

“None of the IS perpetrators has been prosecuted for their violations and brutality against innocent civilians in the area,” Furati said. 

In the meantime, the IS radicals has carried out over the last three days a campaign of arrests against former combatants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Several former FSA fighters were arrested in villages and towns in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, local sources reported on Monday.

In other developments, Noor Darwish, an activist from al-Bukamal, told ARA News that the IS group has arrested more than 20 minors from the eastern countryside of the city, under the pretext of absence from attending the group’s camps for compulsory Shadia classes. 


Reporting by: Zozan Shekho      

Source: ARA News

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