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Al-Qamishli: Asayiş kidnaps at least thirteen people

KURDWATCH, August 6, 2015—On July 26, 2015, the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), announced in a statement that it had »arrested« several people »who organize armed groups« and »maintain contacts outside of Rojava [Syrian-Kurdistan]«. According to information obtained by KurdWatch, the following people are among those kidnapped: Ghandi Murad Sino and ʿAdnan Murad Sino, Ahmad Sile, Hasan Ramadan ʿAli and Idris Mahmud Muhammad in al‑Qamishli; Muhammad Hasan Shuwaysh in ʿAmudah; Walid Hamid ʿAbdi, ʿIsa Hajj Taha, and Mustafa Ahmad al‑Rashi in Raʾs al‑ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê). Mustafa Ahmad al‑Rashi and ʿIsa Hajj Taha are members of Shaykh Ali’s PYD‑affiliated Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria (Democratic Yekîtî). They were released on July 29. In al‑Hasakah, the writer ʿAbdulhakim Bashir Khidr, the Kurdish National Council member Mahmud Hasan ʿUje [further information] as well as Asʿad Ibrahim Yasin and Ibrahim Asʿad Yasin were kidnapped.


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