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ʿAmudah: PYD prohibits operation of Rûdaw and Orient News

KURDWATCH, August 12, 2015—On August 4, 2015, the transitional administration for the canton of Jazirah, which was appointed by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), called on the Iraqi-Kurdish television station Rûdaw and the Syrian opposition station Orient News to return any work permits that were handed outas well as all press cards within two days. The stations are accused of systematically spreading lies. Rûdaw employees in particular have repeatedly been subjected to PYD repression over the past two years [further information].

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