Kamal Ahmad, a 29 year-old Syrian activist from Aleppo, was arrested on 12 August 2012 by members of the Air Force Intelligence Services in civilian clothes. His family has not heard from him ever since and the security services keep denying his detention. As many survivors of enforced disappearances report having been subjected to severe torture in secret detention, there are more than reasonable grounds to fear for Kamal's life and integrity. Today, Alkarama solicited the urgent intervention of the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances with the Syrian authorities on his behalf. According a recent report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry, thousands of people have been disappeared by various branches of the Syrian security services since the beginning of the uprising in 2011 as part of a "widespread campaign of terror against the population".