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Al-Hasakah: Asayiş deletes journalist’s computer files

KurdWatch, November 23, 2015—On November 20, 2015, employees of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), picked up the journalist Jindar Barakat at an internet café in al-Hasakah. Shortly before this, Barakat, who works for the Yekîtî Media website of the Kurdish Union Party in Syria (Yekîtî), had recorded a demonstration critical of the PYD. He was released three hours later. His laptop, which had been confiscated, was returned; however, all data had been erased. His cell phone was not returned. 

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