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US says 128,000 Syrians subject to arbitrary detention

The US said Monday (September 30th) nearly 128,000 people face arbitrary detention by the Syrian regime and called for their release, AFP reported.

"This practice is unacceptable," US Ambassador Kelly Craft told the UN Security Council at its monthly meeting on the conflict in Syria.

"The Assad regime must release detainees and provide international monitors access to detention centres," she said.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has declared several amnesties of prisoners since the conflict began in 2011 -- notably in 2014, 2018, and in mid-September.

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