Live bullets used on Kurdish family during Eid by Syrian security forces
The Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD reports that Rezan and Aged Gello were assaulted, shot and injured by members of the security patrol on the first day of Eid al-Fitr on Friday, 10 September 2010 at 4.30 pm in Qamishli city, as they left their house. They are sons of the martyr Nur al-Din Ibrahim Gello. It came to light later that the people who had been watching the house were from the Political Security organization.
Passers-by who came to see what was happening were attacked in the street. Intelligence security forces fired many shots. Risan and his cousin Farhad were arrested by the Political Security branch from Hassaka. For several days following this incident, members of the family were summoned by the authorities and the some were arrested - Mohiuddin Ibrahim Gello and and Jagarkhwin Gello, and also two neighbours Mohammad Faris, and Samer Ibrahim.
The reasons for the siege of the house of the martyr Nur al-Din on the night of Eid, and then beatings and firing live bullets at his children are unknown. Members of the family and their relatives have previously been arrested several times in relation to their support for the Kurdistan National Freedom Movement and Democratic Union Party – PYD.
The Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD notes with deep concern the violence used by the security services and their disregard for the lives of citizens. There is increasing use of live ammunition against people who are pacifists and whose lives are then at risk. MAD condemns the arbitrary arrests that defy the law, and demand that a statement is made regarding the fate of the wounded and the detainees. They demand that these people be referred to the competent courts if they have committed a contravention of the law, otherwise that they be released. MAD holds the authorities to account for terrorizing people without reason, and for using firearms and live bullets without justification. MAD demands the release of all political detainees, lifting of the State of Emergency in the country, and the abolition of martial law and special courts.