Mahmoud Youssef Sheikh Mohammed was arrested on 13 June 2010 by a patrol from Syrian airforce security in al-Raqqa. His belongings were searched, and property that he uses for his work in recording weddings was seized.
The same airforce branch arrested Mustafa Hosho Sheikh Ali on 4 June 2010, after he returning from the harvest. Four people from his family were arrested after the shootings in al-Raqqa at Newroz in March 2010, and their whereabouts are still unknown.
There is a continuing campaign of arrests and intimidation of Kurdish citizens by the Syrian authorities since the shootings at al-Raqqa in March 2010.
Media Institute of West Kurdistan Society – Kobani
15 June 2010