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ʿAfrin: PYD releases two members of the PDK‑S after months in prison

KURDWATCH, November 26, 2014—On October 30, 2014, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) released Muhammad Saʿid Muhammad ʿIsu and Rasul Ismaʿil Muhammad, both members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party – Syria (PDK‑S), after they had been detained for approximately fifteen months. A PYD‑court had sentenced ʿIsu to ten years and Muhammad to seven years in prison [further information on the case]. Both men told KurdWatch that they were tortured while in prison. At least six additional members of the PDK‑S are still being held by the PYD.


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