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Al-Qamishli: Writer arrested, interrogated due to demonstrating

KURDWATCH, May 24, 2011—On May 22, 2011 the writer ʿAbdussalam ʿAbdullah Hajj Ibrahim, alias Siyamand Ibrahim, was arrested by members of the Political Security Directorate in al‑Qamishli. Prior to his arrest, he received a telephone call requesting him to appear there. On the same day he was transferred to the Political Security Directorate in al‑Hasakah, where he was interrogated about his participation in various demonstrations which were critical of the regime. He was released one day later. He is obliged to appear again at the Political Security Directorate in al‑Hasakah on May 25, 2011.


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