The trial of Khaled Kanjo who was deported from Germany to Syria, was held today – Tuesday 29 December 2009 – before the Military Individual Judge Court, in Qamishli.
Khaled Kanjo has been charged with ‘broadcasting false news that would bring the Syrian State into disrepute’, in case number 3813/2009.
The hearing was dedicated to presenting Khaled Kanjo’s defence. He was represented by the following lawyers:
- Mohamed Khalil, a member of the Trustees Board of DAD – organisation,
- Mohammed Ashraf al-Seno member of the Trustees Board of DAD – organisation,
- Luqman Ebana,
- Redwan Seydou,
- Sulaiman Ismail,
- Ibrahim Ahmad.
The trial was adjourned until 8 February 2010, for sentencing.
The Kurdish Organisation for the Defence of Human Rights and General Liberties in Syria – DAD condemns these trials and false accusations made against Kurdish citizens. We call upon the Syrian authorities to stop arbitrary detention in particular, and to release all political detainees and prisoners of conscience.
- We call for respect for freedom of expression, and democracy,
- the abolition of the State of Emergency and martial law,
- the separation of the Judiciary from the control of the State,
- respect for the authority of international charters and conventions on human rights,
so that Syrian citizens can live in peace, freedom and tranquillity.
Kurdish Organisation for the Defence of Human Rights and General Liberties in Syria – DAD
29 December 2009
Co-Chair: International Support Kurds in Syria Association [SKS]