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Aleppo: PYD follower released from prison after torture

KURDWATCH, August 7, 2010—On July 28, 2010, Fewaz Mihyedîn Hesen (b. 1979, married, six children) was released from prison in Aleppo early following a request to that effect. On June 21, 2010, the military tribunal there had sentenced him to one year and three months imprisonment for membership in an illegal organization in connection with Article 267. Among other things, he was charged with participating in the Newroz festivities of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on March 21, 2009.
After his arrest by members of the Political Security Directorate in ʿAmudah on August 8, 2009, Hesen was first brought to al‑Hasakah, where he was tortured with blows to the soles of his feet (falaqa method). Subsequently he was brought to Damascus where he was detained in the Political Security Directorate’s al‑Fayhaʾ prison and in the ʿAdra prison. Hesen spent the last five months of his imprisonment in the Aleppo prison. Regular contact with his family was only possible there


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