Saturday, November 21, 2009

Family arrested following their return from Kurdistan – Iraq

November 21, 2009 by sks

SKSDADAccording to the Kurdish human rights organisation – Defense of Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria [DAD], on 17 November 2009 Syrian Intelligence Security arrested Berivan Faroukh Mohammed who is the mother of a baby, and Salim Aziz.

This family returned from a journey in Kurdistan – Iraq on 18 October 2009, and were detained at the airport for some time. Their passports were held by the Department of Immigration and Passports in Damascus, and they were then called to interview a number of times.

There is a lot of concern about this family.

International Support Kurds in Syria – SKS – joins others in calling for the international community to put pressure on the Syrian Government to stop intimidating the Kurdish population through political arrests. Syria is a signatory to the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and it clearly does not attend to its responsibilities in this respect. We ask the UN to make be aware of this in all its dealings with the Syrian Government.