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Damascus: Leading member of the Kurdish National Council tortured while in custody

KURDWATCH, August 13, 2013—On August 7, 2013, Ahmad ʿAbdulqadir Simo (b. in Tall Tamr, married, two children, known as Khabat Simo), member of the Kurdish National Council’s General Secretariat and an active member of its local committee in the district of Ruknuddin in Damascus, was released after two months in the custody of the Political Security Directorate [further information on the case]. Simo stated to KurdWatch: »I was brutally tortured and was held with forty prisoners in a very cramped cell. There was very little to eat and no medical care. During interrogations, I was accused of being politically active and having helped refugees in Damascus.«

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