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Al‑Qamishli: Prison terms and acquittals in Newroz case

KURDWATCH, July 13, 2010—On July 11, 2010, the single military judge in al‑Qamishli delivered the following verdict in the case of Silêman Ebdilmecîd Oso, Îwan Ezîz Ebdela, Hevend Salih Hisên, Dilxwaz Zeynelabidîn Mihemed, Ebdilkerîm Mihemed Ebdo, Riyad Kemal Hopan, Eymen Salih el‑Mehmûd, Bendewar Behrî Şêxê, Siwar Behrî Şêxê, Mesûd Ferhan Biro, Dilxwaz Mehmûd Derwîş, Reşo Mihemed Şerîf Mîxan, Riyad Mihemed Ehmed, Salar Barzan Ebdilrehman, Deham Hesen Şêxê, and Reşîd Remedan Osman:
1. The charges pursuant to Articles 288 and 335 of the Criminal Code are dropped due to Presidential Decree No. 22, dated February 24, 2010. [Further information on the Presidential Decree].
2. Hevend Salih Hisên, Îwan Ezîz Ebdela, Mesûd Ferhan Biro, Reşo Mihemed Şerîf Mîxan, Bendewar Behrî Şêxê, Siwar Behrî Şêxê, and Dilxwaz Mehmûd Derwîş are acquitted of the charge pursuant to Article 307 of the Criminal Code.
3. Silêman Ebdilmecîd Oso, Ebdilkerîm Mihemed Ebdo, Salar Barzan Ebdilrehman, Dilxwaz Zeynelabidîn Mihemed, Deham Hesen Şêxê, Riyad Mihemed Ehmed, Eymen Salih el‑Mehmûd, Reşîd Remedan Osman, and Riyad Kemal Hopan are sentenced to six months imprisonment each pursuant to Article 307 of the Criminal Code. Due to mitigating circumstances, the prison terms will be reduced to four months. Additionally the time spent in pretrial custody will be credited towards the prison term. Furthermore the individuals named are banned from civil service jobs.
4. The verdict may be appealed. [Further information on the case]

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