The Syrian Human Rights Network (SHRN) said it has documented the enforced disappearance of 85,36 people in Syria since the conflict started in March 2011.
The arbitrary arrests documented during the past seven years have been carried out through checkpoints or raids without arrest warrants, and detainees are denied access to their families and lawyers, while the authorities do not recognize their existence
the network said in a report released yesterday.
The SHRN also stated that the Syrian regime is responsible for 90 per cent of the enforced disappearances in the country. It also explained that enforced disappearances have expanded with the spread of non-official armed groups which are fighting alongside the regime's army, such as Iranian militias, the Lebanese Hezbollah and others.