|Kurdish student arrested and excluded from University for internet activity|
Bafel Ali Ahmed, born 1987 in Qamishli, in the Kurdish region of Syria was a student registered in the Faculty of Arts, at Damascus University. He has been suspended from his course and evicted from his accommodation there.
Bafel Ali Ahmed was arrested on 5 April 2009 by the military security forces in Qamishli without a warrant, for activity in the media with particular reference to electronic media. He was later transferred to the Palestine Branch of Military Security in Damascus, and was released seven weeks later on 24 May 2009.
According to the organisation for the Defence of Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria [DAD], on 5 October 2009 the Vice-President with responsibility for Student Affairs and Administration at Damascus University issued a decision (resolution no.515) regarding Bafel Ali Ahmed, that he be excluded from the University until 15 March 2010.
International Support Kurds in Syria Association – SKS – would like the international community to recognise that the Syrian Government uses the interference of the State in the personal lives of young political Kurds to intimidate them by:
- arresting them without charge;
- keeping them in confinement for long periods of time;
- by obstructing their educational opportunities and thereby their futures.
Bafel Ali Ahmed’s experience is another example of the use of powers available under the Syrian State of Emergency previously brought to public attention.
8 November 2009
|Derex||16-09-2011 / 06:44:11|
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