According to Kurdish Human Rights Committee al-Rased through their contacts in Aleppo, Political Security Forces arrested the writer Pier Rustum on 5 November 2009 and took him to an unknown destination. There was no arrest warrant, and so the arrest was illegal. He is thought to be currently in the custody of the security services in Syria but his precise location is as yet unknown as his family has not been allowed to see him. He came from Kurdistan through Lebanon, and arrived home in Syria on 26 October where he was arrested on 5 November 2009. It is believed that the arrest was due to his political background of activity that includes publishing articles on the internet.
Pier Rustum is the nickname of Ahmed Mustafa, [father is Mohammed, mother is Fatima], born in 1963 in Jinderes, near Afrin town, a writer of articles about public affairs. He is married with two sons. He is a candidate for membership of the Central Committee of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria al-Party. He is a member of the national council of the Damascus Declaration.
This news is further to our report of 2 December 2009 that can be found at: http://supportkurds.org/news/kurdish-writer-pier-rustum-disappeared-in-lebanon-and-has-been-found-in-a-syrian-security-detention-centre-in-damascus/
4 December 2009