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These photos are not for releasing detainees from Assad prisons

  Sunday 10th June 2018

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Social media news pages and websites shared news saying Russian military police started counting detainees in Assad regime before releasing them in few hours.

Pages and websites shared news of detainees or prisoners lining up inside what appears to be a prison without any presence of Russian military police.

Following a search conducted by Verify-Sy it turns out that these photos are for prisoners and detainees in Idlib Central Prisons, the photos were published after HTS-affiliated Salvation Government decided to release 1000 prisoners in Idlib.

In the past two days, rumors erupted on social media websites on a a presidential pardon by Assad following a Russian pressure to release thousands of detainees but the news weren’t confirm by an official source.