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Damascus: Four Yekîtî members sentenced to long prison terms

April 19, 2010 – On April 18, 2010, the Supreme State Security Court in Damascus sentenced Nezmî Ebdilhenan Mihemed, Ehmed Xelîl Derwîş, Yaşa Xalid Qadir, and Dilgeş Şemo Memo to five years imprisonment each pursuant to Article 267 of the Criminal Code. The members of the Kurdish Union Party in Syria (Yekîtî) were arrested by members of the military intelligence in Aleppo on January 29, 2007. Tehsîn Xeyrî Memo was also arrested at that time. To date he remains »disappeared«, there is no information on the status of his health or his whereabouts. [Further information on the case]


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