Syrians have gotten used to kidnapping incidents – the disappearance of friends and loved ones that usually ends up with murder. Just a few of those detained have been lucky enough to escape and live to tell their stories.
Fares, 28, is one of them. He returned to his family in the Masaken Barzeh neighborhood in Damascus just over a month ago, after being kidnapped and blackmailed for 48 hours. Syria Deeply met Fares in his home and spoke to him about his ordeal.