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ʿAfrin: PYD kidnaps journalist

KURDWATCH, December 21, 2014—On December 3, 2014, employees of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), kidnapped ʿAli ʿAbdurrahman (b. 1986), a journalist and employee of the news website Welati.net, from his parents’ house. ʿAbdurrahman had reported on the kidnapping of Ibrahim Kurish [further information on the incident]. He was released three days later. According to his own account, he was not tortured.


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