Dr. Abdul Basit Sieda was born in Amuda in Al Hasakah province, northeastern Syria. He has a PhD in philosophy from the University of Damascus. He taught in Libyan universities for three years. Later on, he moved to Sweden where he studied and taught ancient civilizations.
He has written a number of books on the Kurds in Syria including The Kurdish Issue in Syria: Forgotten Chapters From an Ongoing Tragedy, Blackout and Disinformation: Arab Media as An Example, and many other articles and papers on the history of religions and political thinking.
Mr Sieda secretly worked against the rule of Albaath Party in Syria, and participated in a number of Kurdish Uprisings against Assad’s regime in the past couple of years. He is a co-founder of the Syrian National Council and former president of it (09-06-2012 to 09-11-2012). Mr Sieda is also a co-founder of National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, and a member of its Political Committee.