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Al-Qamishli: Human rights activist arrested after trip to Turkey

KURDWATCH, August 29, 2011—On August 24, 2011, the attorney and human rights activist Ridwan ʿOthman Saydo (b. 1973, married, three children) was arrested at the Nusaybin/al-Qamischli border crossing. He was returning to Syria after a private trip to Turkey. At the Political Security Directorate in al-Hasakah, he was interrogated regarding his participation in dissident demonstrations. On August 25, 2011, he was released from custody.


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