Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sere Kanieh and Derbassiyeh-wide campaign of arrests of Kurds

October 23, 2010 by sks

According to Media Institute of Western Kurdistan Society, a joint patrol of political and criminal security forces raided the house of young Marwan Issa al-Youssef in the early hours of the morning of 11 October 2010, arrested him and transferred him to Hassakah branch.
An armed security patrol arrested Ibrahim Sheikhmous on 16 October 2010 in front of his shop and treated him brutally. They handcuffed him and sent him to the Political Security branch in Hassakeh.
On the same day 16 October 2010, Zozan Mohammed Shekho was arrested and transferred to the Political Security branch in Hassakeh.
In Derbassiyeh on 16 October 2010, a political security patrol raided the homes of some Kurdish citizens and arrested them:
Mohamed Ahmed Oscan of Bir Kanisah
Abdullah Mohammed Issa of Qafih
Ashraf Musa Hissou of Qolan
Two brothers were arrested from the village of Ganamiah on 18 October 2010:
Sheikhmous Muhammad Haris
Ali Mohamed Haris
Abdul Quddus Abdul Latif Hussein from Qamishli was arrested, but the reasons for detention remains unknown. He is subject to arbitrary arrest and is isolated from the outside world.
Nader Nawaf Khalil, born 1981 from Derbassiyeh is still detained by the security services and isolated from the outside world since his arrest by a state security patrol about a month ago.
These recent arrests and the targeting of Kurds follows the visit by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Syria on 11 October, a visit that focused on ways to restrict and contain the activity of the Kurdish liberation movement.

20 October 2010