At least 631 Islamic State terror suspects released from East Euphrates prisons
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As part of an amnesty deal issued by the Autonomous Administration last Saturday, the Syrian Democratic Council announced on Thursday the release of a number of ISIS fighters from northern Syria prisons.
“There are 631 prisoners who will be released directly after the conference and there are 253 others to also benefit from the amnesty and will be released once they finish half of their sentence,” said Amina Omar, co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Party (SDC) during a press conference held in the city of Qamishli.
Asked about the 12,000 Syrian suspects who are accused of operating with ISIS and are still held in the Autonomous Administration prisons in northeast Syria, Omar said those currently being tried at courts can also benefit from the decision if convicted.
Last weekend, the Autonomous Administration said all prisoners serving time for petty crimes, those suffering from incurable or terminal diseases, and those aged over 75, will be released from prison.
However, the amnesty excluded people charged with treason, espionage, honor killing, sexual abuse, and trading with or consuming drugs, in addition to commanders in terrorist organizations like ISIS.
“The amnesty excludes ISIS commanders and all those involved in the establishment of ISIS dormant cells,” Omar stressed.
In the Sanaah prison, located in southern Hasaka, the Syrian Democratic Forces also released the list of names included in the amnesty deal.
Separately, General Mazloum Abdi, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, commented on the call of Sweden’s Foreign Minister Anne Linde for Turkey to withdraw from Syria, during her press conference with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
“We agree with the comments of the Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde regarding the violations that Turkey has committed in northeastern Syria,” the Commander wrote on his Twitter account.
Also, Ilham Ahmad, head of the Executive Board of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), expressed her appreciation for Linde’s position.
Meanwhile, the Self- Administration of North and East Syria issued a decision to empty Al-Hol camp from Syrians wishing to leave.
Sheikmos Ahmed, the president of the Office of Displaced Persons and Refugees in the Self-Administration, said they are working to take out all Syrians from the camp after carefully studying their files, adding that they hope to solve this file permanently.