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Damascus: Human-rights activist arrested

KURDWATCH, June 29, 2010—On June 23, 2010, the student, journalist, and human-rights activist Kemal Hisên Şêxo (b. 1978) was arrested at the Syrian-Lebanese border and transferred to the Political Security Directorate in Damascus (al‑Fayhaʾ prison). His brother Ciwan Hisên Şêxo was also arrested. Kemal Hisên Şêxo was arrested while attempting to cross the border with his brother’s identification card. Due to his human-rights activities, Kemal Hisên Şêxo is under a travel ban.


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