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Further arrests of Kurdish activists in Syria

Two Kurdish activists were arrested on 26 October 2008. Mohammed Saed Hossein al-Omar and Sadoon Mahmoud Shekho are members of the leading committee of the Kurdish Azadi Party in Syria. They were arrested by the Syrian military security services in the towns of Romelan and Raas al-Ein.

Salah Saed Unis, a Kurdish activist was arrested on 31 October 2008 by military security services in Amuda town.

Mustafa Jum’a, aged 62, the deputy secretary of the Kurdish Azadi Party in Syria was arrested on Saturday 10 January 2009 by the Syrian military security services from the office of Farah Palestine in Damascus.

Nasser Daqori, born 1962 was arrested on 11 January 2009 by the political security services in Amuda town.

Darwish Qalib Darwish, born 1945 and one of the teachers developing the Kurdish language was arrested in Qamishli city on 13 January 2009 by the intelligence security services.

Kadar Mahmoud Saadoh was arrested on 16 January 2009, in Qamishli city by intelligence security services.

The Deputy Foreign Minister , Abdul Fatah Amora in Syria met with the Ambassors from the Embassies of UK, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Slovakia, Switzerland and with the Ambassador if the European Commission on 15 January 2008. His government will indefinitely refuse to accept any negotiations regarding discussion of human rights in Syria. He said that because of the events in Gaza and attacks by Israel, he was no longer going to listen to criticism of his Government regarding human rights abuses. See (in Arabic) http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/Arabic/Politics/?id=3.0.2911945009 .

This is causing great concern amongst Kurds. It co-incides with the invitation by the French Government that brought the Syrian Government into discussions with European countries. It also co-incides with the introduction in Syria of ‘Decree 49’, a law that restricts Kurds and denies them of their rights to move. These are further steps towards the ethnic cleansing of Kurds from Syria.

The life of Kurds in Syria is becoming increasingly difficult. We seek your support.

Kurdish Yekiti Party of Syria – UK Branch
yekiti.party_uk@yahoo.co.uk

18 January 2009