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Raʾs al-ʿAyn: FSA kills member of el‑Partî following torture

KURDWATCH, February 16, 2013—On January 30, 2013, members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) kidnapped Ahmad Shaykh Sinan (b. 1945 in Raʾs al‑ʿAyn, married, member of ʿAbdulhakim Bashar’s Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria [el‑Partî]) in Raʾs al‑ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê). A few hours after the kidnapping, Sinan’s corpse was found; his body exhibited broken bones and several bullet wounds. When relatives accompanied by members of the Kurdish Democratic Political Union—Syria sought to bring the corpse to a coroner in ad‑Darbasiyah, they were prevented from continuing on at a checkpoint controlled by the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG). Sinan was buried on January 31 in Faqira near Raʾs al‑ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê).

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