Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf said in a post on his Facebook page that the Syrian security services started arresting women in his institutions, after they arrested the men.
He added: “Throughout the six-month period that passed, the security arrests of our employees did not stop one after the other. They arrested most of the men from the first row and we only had women.” However, the security services “started to pressure women in our institutions by arresting them one by one.” .
Makhlouf pointed out that the security services closed several companies affiliated with him with arbitrary decisions, among them the Noor Microfinance Company, and thus hundreds of employees were laid off.
The Syrian government has taken a number of measures against Makhlouf and his companies, since he declined to pay the amount of 134 billion Syrian pounds requested by the Telecommunications and Post Regulatory Authority according to accrued accruals, and the measures escalated, leading to seizure of movable and immovable property belonging to Makhlouf and his wife, and the appointment of a judicial guard for a company Syriatel is one of its major investments in Syria.