The underworld of ISIS in Altabqah city

The underworld of ISIS in Altabqa city

Exclusive – Abdalaziz Alhamza “RBSS”

ISIS and since its inception keened on the establishment of dozens of prisons and secret detention to hurling thousands of detainees in it, the radical ISIS praised their alleged state and still run by the strict police mentality, which does not seem strange given that many of the security and military leaders of ISIS were part of the ruling security regime in all of Iraq and Syria.

We will highlight in this brief report on a group of prisons created by ISIS in Altabqa city, which is located in the western countryside of the province of Raqqa, in terms of their location and the purpose of its creation and the quality of the detainees who are languishing in which, based on the information that a team of “Raqqa is being slaughtered silently” collected and documented from several local sources within the city, where these prisons are distributed as follows:

1- Al-Hisba prison:

The prison is located within Aloroba School, which is the headquarters of the Al-Hisba police of ISIS in the city of Altabqa, the jail is located in the basement of the school, and it is divided into several rooms and solitaries, and also contains a private places for investigation and torturing and other places for the application of certain provisions such as flogging and beating

This prison is especially to imprison all violators of the laws and provisions of ISIS concerning dress, smoking and general appearance of the people inside the city.

Supervisor at the prison are group of members headed by the prince of Al-Hisba and number of jailers and interrogators and members of “Al-Hisba Rangers” who search for violators of the laws of ISIS within patrols of several cars.

2- The Court Prison:

The prison is located inside the cellar of the legitimacy school in the eastern section of the city, and it is divided into a group of rooms and Solitaries and places of the investigation and the application of certain provisions, such as killing and spare some organs, the fact that the prison is to imprison convicted of criminals offenses such as murder, robbery and rape.

The supervisors at the prison consist of judges and jailers executors of sentences, and their work is directly linked with the so-called Islamic police.

3- Security prison:
The prison is located in the body of the Euphrates Dam, and ISIS imposing around security control, so not body enter but the security members trusted by ISIS, the prison has a number of those arrested on various charges such as breach of the security of the state and communicating with the media hostile to ISIS, in addition to other charges, such as dealing with the coalition and other charges of security nature.

Supervisor of the prison consists from a group of security members and princes, who recruit some of the civilian to spy and transport news, and mentioned that all the security staff of the prison hooded and do not reveal their faces and no body of the people know them.

4- Temporary security prison:
The prison is located in the Consumer Assembly seat in the city center, and has a newly detained on security charges, where they being interrogated fast and initially, until they being transferred to the security prison in the Euphrates Dam or transferred to the security point in the Raqqa city center .

The prison consists of several rooms in addition to places of torture likeness the notorious Syrian regime prisons, and supervised by a group of security members who do not reveal their faces or their personalities as well.

5- Ayed village prison:
Is a vague and too secretive prison, where it is job not known or place specifically, supervised by trained members on the confession in various ways and brutal methods, it is believed that the prison contains some foreign detainees inside.

Prisons have particular importance to ISIS being one of the tools that rely on dramatically in spreading terror and fear in the hearts of the local people and deter them from committing any act contrary to the provisions and decisions, or even express any opposition or criticism of its practices and internal or foreign policies alike. It also contributes to the other hand in establishing the image of a strong and decisive state in the minds of nationals of the State of “the future succession.”

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".