Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kurdish student arrested without a warrant, in Syria – computer confiscated


December 17, 2009 by sks


Hivraz Mohammed Amin Hassan, a Kurdish university student, was arrested by a patrol of military security officers who raided his house in Ramelan town, in Hassaka province on Monday 14 December 2009, according to the Kurdish organisation for the defence of human rights and general liberties in Syria – DAD. His computer equipment was confiscated, along with other personal belongings. They had no judicial warrant and this raid was illegal. There has been no information about him since the arrest.

DAD has also issued a statement condemning the detention of Hivraz Mohammed Amin Hassan, and the breaching of the fundamental rights that were enshrined in 1973, in the Syrian constitution. It also violates Syria’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ratified on 12 April 1969, which came into force on 23 March 1976, specifically articles 9, 14, 19, 21 and 22. They condemn the arbitrary arrests of |Kurds that are taking place under the State of Emergency.

DAD calls for the legitimisation of human rights organisations and political parties in Syria so that they can speak out about human rights abuses, and bring these matters to the public attention without fear of retribution.