Syrian regime to settle evacuated residents of Homs



ARA News

Damascus, Syria− The governor of Homs, Talal al-Barazi, said that the Syrian regime settled status of 50 families who had been evacuated from the neighbourhoods of the besieged city of Homs, under the supervision of the United Nations UN nearly three weeks ago.  

Al-Barazi told state’s media that the decision was taken on basis of a new plan set by the regime to settle displaced residents of Homs “who are not involved in ‘terrorist practices’ against the state”.  

On the other hand, the regime forces have detained 522 people out of 1400 who have been evacuated from Homs with the assistance of the UN, under the pretext of regularizing their status in accordance with the due process of law, local sources told ARA News

Al-Barazi added: “These people, who were between 15-55 years, have been taken to the places they wish. They are among the 1400 people who were evacuated from several neighbourhoods in the city of Homs under the supervision of a special committee of the UN.” 

“Among the detainees held by the authorities, there are 47 men who didn’t join the compulsory military service, in addition to nine others who escaped the military service, All those cases will be handled according to the Syrian law,” al-Barazi said. 

Al-Barazi also stressed that some detainees are held for legal issues linked to the “Public Rights”, adding that those cases “will be handled separately by judicial laws in order to regularize their status”.

“The process is supervised by the UN personnel,” he said.

Notably, the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had issued a “presidential decree” in Dec. 2013, that gives amnesty to those who refused to join the military service, as well as deserters, conditioning them to “surrender to the authorities during a maximum period of two months”. 


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News


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