Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition, Abdel Basset Hamou, said that facts have shown the extent of coordination between the terrorist militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Assad regime. He stressed that these facts refuted claims by this militia that it opposes the Assad regime or about its desire to establish a new rule based on justice and equality.
In special remarks on Friday, Hamou said that “the abuses against senior member of the Kurdish National Council Abdul Rahman Abo in the dungeons of the PYD militia who handed him over to one of the Assad regime’s security branches are yet further evidence of this coordination.”
Abo told Rudaw news agency that the PYD militia handed him over to the Assad regime’s State Security of in Aleppo which later handed him back to the PYD militia.
Upon his release from PYD prisons, Abo pointed out that he remained in solitary confinement in Afrin for two months before he was moved to a slightly larger room where he stayed for nearly four months.
On March 15, Abo was taken blindfolded from Afrin to al-Shahba area in Aleppo where he was handed over to the Assad regime’s State Security in Aleppo where he was detained for 40 days. “After investigations, we were transferred to Manbij and then handed over back to the PYD militia.”
Abo said that the charges against him included “sowing sedition, incitement, and seeking to weaken the nation,” which are the same charges used by the Assad regime against its opponents.
The Coalition’s Vice president called on international organizations to put pressure on the PYD militia to disclose the fate of senior member of the Kurdish National Council Behzad Dorsen and the fate of all other detainees in the PYD prisons. He also called for identifying those who were involved in the assassination of Nasreddine Berhak and Meshal Tammou as facts indicated to the existence of coordination between the Assad regime and the PYD militias in these crimes.
Abdul Rahman Abo, a leading member of the Kurdish Democratic Party, a component of the umbrella party the Kurdish National Council, was detained by the PYD militia on July 12, 2017. The PYD militia did not officially disclose his whereabouts until the hour of his release despite the repeated calls by the Council and human rights organizations for the disclosure of his whereabouts. The PYD militia on Friday set on fire the place which was set up to receive Abo in the town of Qamishli. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)