Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD learned from its sources that Khalil Rashid was arrested on 2 September 2010 by Afrin security services. Khalil Rashid, born 1989, from Jenderes, is a second year student at the Health Institute, Aleppo. He was arrested without a warrant and his fate was unknown at the date of this statement.
Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD condemns the continued the detention of citizens, and calls for their release. They demand the cancellation of a State of Emergency in place since 1963, and the application of the principle of the rule of law in the country.
22 November 2010
Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD reports that the trial of Kurdish activist Fatima Hawool has been postponed to 14 December 2010 for the verdict in front of the Court of Military Commissions in Aleppo. She has been charged in accordance with Articles 267 – 288 of the General Penal Code.
Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD condemns the continued the detention of citizens, and calls for their release. They demand the cancellation of a State of Emergency that has been in place since 1963, and call for the application of the principle of the rule of law in the country.
22 November 2010
According to Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD, Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD and Kurdish Committee for Human Rights in Syria – al-Rased, Syrian security authorities arrested Serbast Abbo after he was deported from Turkey. He had travelled illegally to Turkey in the hope of being able to move on to a European country that would offer him safety. He was arrested in Turkey and held there for about thirteen days before was deported to Syria. In Syria he was held by Political Security in Aleppo for five days, and was then transferred to the Attorney General in Aleppo, who decided to detain him in Aleppo Central Prison. On Sunday 21 November 2010 he was taken to be detained by Public Prosecution in Hassakeh.
Serbast Abbo, born September 1986 and from Derbasiyah, is a single man and a graduate from the Agricultural Institute. Read more
Posted November 23, 2010 by Patrick Mac Manus in Kurdistan.
While some may be familiar with the Kurds and their suffering in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran, little has been written about the Kurds of Syria. Like their more “famous brothers” in Iraq, Syrian Kurds have been systematically repressed for as long as the Alawi-led regime has been ensconced in Damascus, and even earlier. Read more
Lord Avebury: Syrian human rights violations towards its population of over a million Kurdish remain systematic, flagrant and severe
The Kurds of Syria – Lord Avebury‘s speech at the meeting to draw attention to the Syrian government’s treatment of its Kurdish people, 18.30 November 16:
Syrian human rights violations towards its population of over a million Kurdish remain systematic, flagrant and severe. Kurds in Syria can face discrimination at every stage and in every area of life. A Kurdish child can be denied citizenship at birth, and can later risk torture and death at the hands of Syrian state agents for voicing peaceful political or cultural beliefs, deprived of his or her basic human rights and freedoms.
Syria has, as have so many other countries, taken on extensive obligations with regards to human rights within its borders. It has signed and ratified many of the central UN human rights treaties. Accepting a legal, as well as a moral and political responsibility towards every human being within its jurisdiction, is not reflected in the Syrian government’s treatment of its population. Read more
TORBETJAM, Iran, — Despite the international denunciation of the medieval punishment of execution and the death penalty, the Iranian regime is consistently executing its political opponents.
Two Kurdish prisoners from Urmiye, were executed in the prison of Torbetjam, a report said on Sunday.
Abdul Xaleq Behmer and Abdullah Behmer from Urmiye city were executed in Torbetjam Prison on Saturday.
The report also mentioned the execution of 98 people that would be carried out before Qurban Fest.
IRAN, — The Kurdish female political prisoner on death row is at a critical condition in the Iranian detention but the prison’s officials don’t permit her to be seen by doctor, report said on Thursday.
Zeyneb Celalyan 27 year old from the city of Maku of Eastern Kurdistan was sentenced to death and has been subjected to unbearable excruciation ever since.
Celalyan was arrested in Kermanshah for her alleged involvement in the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK). She was given a death sentence in a show trial which only lasted few minutes, and without a solicitor. Read more
According to Gemyakurda.net, the Kurdish Cultural Association in Denmark reports that international interests still dominate the concepts of freedom and human rights. Kurds remain a victim of a two-faced approach to European politics; some European countries deport Kurdish asylum-seekers to Syria, ignoring the fate awaiting them at the hands of the dictatorship of the Syrian government – the Ba’ath Party. The Kingdom of Norway, and the governments of Germany and Cyprus have removed Syrian Kurds, and now the Danish government is following their example.
On 15 November 2010 the Danish government deported Abid Mohammed Atto at 7am, after he was refused asylum. He was born in 1982 and is a stateless Kurd from Rohaba village, Deyrik. He was detained for 20 days before being deported. A group of activists went to the airport to ask the Danish police to stop the deportation, but were unsuccessful. Read more
According to Human Rights Organization in Syria – MAF, the teacher Wajiha Hamada who works in the nursery in Terbeispier town has been surprised to find that her school managers have suspended her because there is a security report making allegations about her. At this time, the authorities are making excuses to remove Kurdish teachers from their jobs.
The State-owned hospital al-Mwasat in Damascus has refused to treat Kora Mohammed Haji, born 1949, under the pretext that she dies not have Syrian nationality. Her family has been in Syria for generations. She has a crippling kidney disease and is diabetic.
Citizens have been deprived of their citizenship and education, they have been prevented from working, from working on their fields, denied the right to health care, and all these restrictions are a violation of the basic rights of human beings under international covenants and instruments, and the Syrian Constitution.
MAF calls upon the parties concerned and especially the Ministers of Education and Health, to intervene immediately, to provide a grass-roots solution for these people.
19 November 2o1o
According to Gemyakurda.net, Faiz Adnan Osman who was deported to Syria from Cyprus has been released. His release is welcomed.
18 November 2010