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Al‑Qamishli: PYD supporter tortured in pretrial custody

KURDWATCH, October 8, 2010—On October 5, 2010, the single military judge in al‑Qamishli decided to release Rasho ʿAbbas Ibrahim from custody. The next hearing in his case will take place on October 24, 2010. A supporter of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), ʿAbbas is charged pursuant to Article 307 of the Criminal Code. After prison stays in Damascus and Aleppo, he was transferred to the al‑Qamishli prison on September 21, 2010. During pretrial custody at the State Security in al‑Qamishli, he was subjected to torture—he was forced into a tire and beaten (so-called Dulab method). [Further information on the case]


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