AANES releases 22 prisoners from Syria’s Raqqa Central Prison

RAQQA, Syria (North Press) – The Office of Justice and Reform Affairs in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) released on Wednesday 22 prisoners from Raqqa Central Prison, northern Syria.

The release was issued based on the decision of Social Justice Council, which is the highest judicial authority in northeastern Syria, the prisoners were released for maintaining good behavior, as a quarter of their detention period or more has passed.

The AANES was first formed in 2014 in the Kurdish-majority regions of Afrin, Kobani and Jazira in northern Syria following the withdrawal of the government forces. Later, it was expanded to Manbij, Tabqa, Raqqa, Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor after the SDF defeated ISIS militarily there.

On April 16, the Office of Justice and Reform Affairs of AANES released a number of detainees accused of terrorism from Hasakah Central Prison.

Reporting by Fatima Khaled