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Düsseldorf: Xalid Mio Kenco in Germany again

KURDWATCH, July 7, 2010—Xalid Mio Kenco returned to Germany via the Düsseldorf airport on July 6, 2010. On September 1, 2009, under the German-Syrian readmission agreement, Kenco had been deported from the Federal Republic of Germany to Syria where he was detained and tortured. On February 8, 2010 the single military judge in al‑Qamishli sentenced him to four months imprisonment pursuant to Article 287 of the Criminal Code for knowingly spreading false or exaggerated information abroad. In January 2010 he managed to escape to Turkey; he has now been allowed to return to Germany from there. [Further information on the case]


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