Kurdish Activist to ARA News: I was accused of ‘Implementing foreign agenda’




ARA News

Amude, Syriaــ On Tuesday, the Asyaish forces −the security arm of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)− released Abdul Rahim Tukhubi, a Kurdish youth activist from Amude who was detained in Himo prison (5 km from the city of Qamishlo/Qamishli).

Tukhubi was arrested on July 8 after the bloody incidents in the city of Amude on June 27, 2013 as the Popular Protection Units (YPG) −the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)− opened fire protesters (demanding release activists detained earlier by the YPG) resulting in the death of six protesters and leaving dozens of injuries.

“The treatment was relatively good; I wasn’t exposed to torture, but there were a many beforehand-made accusations directed to me and other detained activists in the same prison, including the implementation of a foreign agenda,” Abdul Rahim Tukhubi told ARA News in an exclusive interview.

“No Party has the right to arrest civil activists for those did not commit any offenses against anybody, they only seek to overthrow the tyrant Syrian regime and build a democratic Syria where all people are equal, including the Kurds,” Tukhubi added.

Tukhubi said that some efforts are being spent by some of the PYD’s prominent members to end violations against Kurdish activists in Syria.

“Recently, some of the PYD figures offered initiations in order to release the detained civil activists; however, the party’s leadership didn’t take any serious steps to show willingness towards this issue yet,” he said.


Report by: Idris Huta

Source: ARA News

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