Militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Monday detained Mohammed Fattah, member of the Kurdish Reform Movement and its representative in the Kurdish National Council, near the town of Darbasiya in Hasaka province.
Fatah’s detention followed the PYD detention of senior members of the Kurdish National Council in the town of Qamishli last week.
An official in the local council in Darbasiya said in a statement posted on Facebook that the PYD militias, the PKK branch in Syria, detained Fattah from his house in the village of Khatouniya without giving clear reasons and that they took him to an unknown location.
The local council called on the PYD militias to stop such repressive actions as it urged the international community and human rights organizations to intervene to stop these violations and force the PYD to release all political detainees.
The PYD security forces have recently launched a large-scale arrest campaign against civilian and political activists and dissidents.
The PYD continues to detain members of the Kurdish National Council, including Fasla Youssef, Mohsen Taher, and Amin Hossam.
The PYD militias have also recently detained a correspondent of Zagros TV channel, Barzan Hasan, in the town of Rumeilan in Hasakah province.
The Kurdish National Council last week condemned the PYD systematic crackdown on dissident political parties in the predominantly Kurdish areas in Syria. It said that the PYD must stop these practices and their terrorist acts, warning that such acts risk increasing social divisions and taking the society to the edge of the abyss.
The Council also called on the international community and human rights organizations to shoulder their responsibilities to exercise pressure the PYD to force it to immediately release all detainees in its custody. It also called on the PYD to stop such regressive practices and unjust decisions, stressing that the PYD bears full ethical and legal responsibility for the serious repercussions affecting the structure of society and threatening its security and safety. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)