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Al‑Qamishli: PYD activist charged pursuant to Article 288

May 13, 2010 – On April 5, 2010, Siûd Ebdilqadir Ibrahîm (b. 1975, married) was released from custody by order of the single military judge in al‑Qamishli. A charge against him pursuant to Article 288 of the Criminal Code is pending. Members of the Political Security Directorate arrested Ibrahîm, a Democratic Union Party (PYD) activist, on November 4, 2009 in al‑Qamishli. He spent nine days in solitary confinement at the Political Security Directorate in al‑Hasakah before he was transferred to the city’s central prison. Ibrahîm was tortured during his time in solitary confinement; he was hit in the face and beaten on the feet with a water pipe.


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