Member of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee, Yasser Al-Farhan, said that the law the terrorist PYD militia has recently issued regarding the management of absentees’ property aims to expropriate the property of the local population.
Al-Farhan indicated that the PYD militia is seeking to imposes coercive guardianship on the owners of property by appointing curators without their consent. He stressed that owners of property should be allowed to freely trust whomever they want to manage their property, adding that the PYD militia must respect the owners’ will and safeguard their property.
He pointed out that Articles 10 and 19 of the law exposes the racist nature rooted in the behavior of the PYD militia in eastern Syria as the law allows the absent members of the Assyrian and Armenian ethic groups to keep their property while denying this right to the rest of the social components.
Al-Farhan explained that the deadlines, methods of notification, and methods of appeal are similar to those laid out in Decree 66 and Law No. 10 which the Assad regime issued earlier.
He pointed out that Articles 12 and 15 of the new law restricts or denies the absentees of the right to their property, stressing that this constitutes a blatant disregard for human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the two special covenants.
Al-Farhan called on the United Nations to ensure protection for international covenants as called on the international anti-ISIS coalition to end support for those involved in war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)