Derik... A delegation from the presidency of the Kurdish National Council visited the homes of the families of the kidnapped

Derik... A delegation from the presidency of the Kurdish National Council visited the homes of the families of the kidnapped

Jun 18 2024

ARK News… A delegation from the presidency of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, on Monday, visited the families of the kidnapped people in Derik city and its countryside in Syrian Kurdistan, for the purpose of congratulating them on Eid al-Adha, and to check on their situation.

A delegation from the Presidency of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, headed by Suleiman Oso, President of the Council, and with the membership of Zahra Ahmed, Member of the Presidency of the Council, and Nashat Zaza, Head of the Local Councils of the Kurdish National Council, on Monday, June 17, 2024, visited the families of those kidnapped by PYD militants.

The visit of the delegation of the Presidency of the Kurdish National Council came to check on the conditions of the families of those kidnapped by PYD militants in the town of Girke Lage and Derik city and its countryside in Syrian Kurdistan, and to congratulate them on the advent of Eid al-Adha.

PYD militants began a massive arrest campaign in the cities and towns of Syrian Kurdistan under its control during the past three months, kidnapping 15 members of the Kurdish National Council parties in Syria and its supporters.

The Kurdish National Council in Syria renewed its demand for the release of the kidnapped people, as it appealed to the International Coalition and organizations concerned with human rights to stop “oppressive practices against the Kurdish Council and stop these actions.”.

In the same context, the General Secretariat of the Kurdish National Council, in its statement, “strongly condemned the kidnapping operations carried out by PYD militants,” and demanded that their fate be revealed and that they be released.

It also appealed to the “International Coalition to Combat Terrorism, headed by the United States of America, and organizations concerned with human rights, to intervene to stop these repressive and intimidating practices against the Kurdish National Council in Syria.”

Those kidnapped since March 31, 2024 during the campaign of arbitrary and barbaric arrests of PYD militants are:

1- Rakan Ahmed, a journalist and member of the Branch Council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Syria, was kidnapped in the town of Girke Lage on March 31, 2024, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

2 - Marwan Hussein Liyani, a youth activist and member of the Girke Lage Local Council of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, was kidnapped in the town of Girke Lage on April 1, 2024, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

3 - Ahmed Hassan Sofi, a journalist and a member of the Area Council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party - Syria, was kidnapped in Derik city, on April 2, 2024, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

4 - Hussam Dorsin, a member of the Area Committee of the Kurdistan People’s Party - Syria and a member of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, was kidnapped in Derik city, on April 1, 2024, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

5- Nasser Jaro, a member of the Area Committee of the Kurdistan Yakiti Party-Syria, and the theatre actor in the Khunav band, was kidnapped, on April 21, 2024, while they were returning from work to his home in Amouda city, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

6- Saad Kawa Kunrash (18 years old), a member of the Khunav folkloric band, was kidnapped on May 9, 2024, while they were leaving school in the city of Amouda (he was released on June 9, 2024).

7- Saleh Hamid Bagari (17 years old), a member of the Khunav band, was kidnapped on May 9, 2024, while leaving school in the city of Amouda, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

8- Majdal Daham Haj Qassim, a member of the Area Committee in the Amouda organization of the Kurdistan Yakiti Party-Syria and an official in the Khunav band, was kidnapped after leaving the party’s office in the city of Amouda, on May 9, 2024, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

9- Abdul Rahman Shanki, a member of the Area Council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party - Syria, was kidnapped from his home in the village of Tabka in the countryside of Derik city, Syrian Kurdistan, on June 6, 2024, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

10- Ali Taher Rimo, “independent,” was kidnapped from his home in the town of Girke Lage on June 7, 2024, and his fate remains unknown in PYD prisons.

11- Ahmed Taher Rimo, a member of the local council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party - Syria, was kidnapped from his home in the village of “Girziyaretê Çolê” in the town of Girke Lage on June 7, 2024, and her fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

12- Khaled Miro, a member of the Branch Council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party - Syria, was kidnapped from his home in the city of Derik, Syrian Kurdistan, on June 9, 2024, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

13- Fawaz Bango, a leader in the Kurdistan Democratic Unity Party, was kidnapped from his home in the city of Amouda in Syrian Kurdistan, on June 9, 2024, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

14- Berivan Ismail, a journalist in the Kurdish National Council in Syria, was kidnapped from her home of Amouda city on June 9, 2024, and her fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

15- Muhammad Tahlo, a member of the Local Council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party - Syria, was kidnapped after a raid on his home in the town of Girke Lage on June 9, 2024, and her fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

16- Fathi Sarhan Kado, a member of the advisory body of the Kurdistan Yakity Party - Syria, was kidnapped on Saturday (June 15, 2024) from his home in the city of Qamishlo, and his fate is still unknown in PYD prisons.

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