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Aleppo: Military court sentences PYD supporters to 15 years in prison

KURDWATCH, February 27,  2012—The military court in Aleppo sentenced four supporters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) to lengthy prison terms pursuant to Articles 305 and 573 of the Criminal Code. On February 22, 2012, the military court in Aleppo sentenced Givara Faridun Ibrahim (b. 1986), Bangin ʿAli Shahin, and Rezan Bakr Husayn (b. 1991) each to fifteen years in prison as well as hard labor. Due to mitigating circumstances, the penalty was reduced to seven and a half years. Maryam Sabri Habash (b. 1974) was sentenced to three years and three months in prison as well as hard labor. The detainees were tortured while in investigative custody.

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