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Syria’s war: Activists call for release of political prisoners

UN investigators say tens of thousands of people have disappeared and they may be dead.

Rights groups are calling for political prisoners in Syria to be released, as the number of COVID-19 cases rises.

UN officials say the potential spread of the virus in prisons is extremely high.

A former detainee has appealed for help from the president of Russia, an ally of Syria.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports.