Thousands of Syrian citizens have been disappointing since 2011. The wave of abductions has cast a net of fear among the Syrian people.
They are caught in the middle of a struggle for Syrian control and one of the factions, presumably allied with the state, has been cashing in on these abductions.
The process is described as enforced disappearance. Enforced disappearance, according to Amnesty International is:
…when a person is arrested, detained or abducted by a state or agents acting for the state, who then deny the person is being held or conceal their whereabouts, placing them outside the protection of the law.
As a few survivors of these abductions come forward, the details they describe are quite horrifying.
Please see the next page for details on the enforced detainment campaign