Elements of the Asayish forces, the police force of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Monday kidnapped Hawass Khalil, member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee and member of the Kurdish National Council. Khalil was taken from his home in the village of Karki in Hasaka province to an unknown destination.
The Syrian Coalition condemned the kidnapping of Khalil, stressing that this act represents continuation of the PYD repressive practices against the Syrian people.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Coalition denounced “these repeated repressive practices by the PYD, including the kidnapping of political activists and dissidents.”
“The practices of tyrants are the same every time and everywhere. They are aimed at suppressing freedom of speech and any forms of opposition. These practices are consistent with the Assad regime’s mentality of oppression and arbitrary detention,” the Coalition stressed.
The Coalition held the PYD leadership responsible for this unacceptable act and for its consequences as it called for the immediate release of Khalil and his colleague Jad’aan Ali as well as all detainees in the PYD prisons.
“We salute Khalil and his colleague as we call for them as well as all the detainees in the PYD and Assad regime prisons to be freed.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)