Rights groups 💪🏻 call for probe 🔍 into Syria's 🇸🇾 'disappeared'

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Human rights groups 💪🏻 have urged the international community to hold the Syrian 🇸🇾 government and opposition armed groups accountable for the tens of thousands of people who have disappeared during the country's long-running civil war.

"Amid the brutality and bloodshed of the Syrian conflict, the plight of those who have vanished after being arrested by the authorities or detained by armed groups is a tragedy that has been largely ignored internationally," said Philip Luther, Amnesty International's research 🔬 and advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa.

"Syria will not be able to move forward if negotiations fail to adequately address the horrors of detention and disappearance," said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director.

The rights organisations 💪🏻 also called on Russia and Iran, the most prominent backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to pressure his government to immediately publish the names of all individuals who died in Syrian detention facilities.

The organisations also called on backers of non-state armed groups, such as Turkey and the United States, to make them reveal the fate of detainees in their custody and allow humanitarian agencies access to their detention facilities.

To read full article on Al Jazeera - http://v.duta.us/yTpnNAAA

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