Unfair sentences against 8 Syrians arrested in the town of Ras al-Ain
By a political decision, the Fifth High Criminal Court in the Turkish city of Urfa sentenced to prison terms ranging from 5 to 36 years, and life to 8 Syrians who were arrested in the town of Ras al-Ain within the Syrian territories and later transferred to a prison in the Turkish city of Raha / Urfa.
People who have been sentenced to prison terms in Turkey are “Ghaith Hamid Ezzo, Anwar Hamid Ezzo, Saadoun Kaoud Al Barrak, Sami Kaoud Al Barrak, Saeed Koud Al Barrak, Ahmed Mubarak Al Mahawish, Mustafa Ahmed Ezzo, Muhannad Ezzo Al Koud, Duzkin Tamou”.
They were arrested by the armed militias loyal to Turkey, and were tortured, in October 2019 during the Turkish attack on the town of Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad, and later they were transferred to Turkish prisons under heavy security guard.
The transfer of “Syrians” to “Turkish territory” to appear before its courts, without committing any crime on its territory or against its citizens or damaging their property, and applying the laws of the Turkish state against them, is in violation of international laws and norms, and on the assumption that they have committed violations or crimes, The Syrian courts are the ones who have jurisdiction, not the Turkish state.
Since the Turkish state is considered an occupying state – although it has not declared the state of occupation yet – it should act in accordance with the obligations contained in the four Geneva Conventions and their Protocols of 1949, which prohibited the occupying power from the collective or individual forcible transfer of protected persons or their deportation from the occupied lands to the territory of the state. Occupation or to the territory of any other country, occupied or not, regardless of its motive (Article 49 of the Fourth Convention)
Despite dozens of calls, statements, and messages addressed to United Nations organizations and human rights, the Turkish authorities continue to violate international law, as the number of Syrians who have been transferred for trial within its territory and in its courts has exceeded 140 Syria, in addition to the arrest of 49 others in its territory under the pretext of their support for the Syrian Democratic Forces or the Autonomous Administration, which is the same argument. Which armed opposition factions arrest civilians in Afrin, Tal Abyad, and Ras al-Ain, and thrust them into prisons or release them after obtaining a ransom, sometimes reaching 20 thousand US dollars.

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