Kurdish leader arrested

Submitted by Matthew on 28 February, 2018 - 10:17

Salih Musleem was formerly the co-president of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, the political arm of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG), in Syria.

He was invited to take part in a conference on the Middle East, but was arrested in a hotel in Prague by Czech security forces following a request from the Turkish Government.

He has now been released.

The Turkish government accused Musleem of being a terrorist.

As a matter of fact, it is Turkey and Erdogan who have backed ISIS and terrorist groups… who has victimised civilians in Syria, assassinated its political opposition within Turkey and abroad and filled its jails with politicians, journalists and citizens who oppose Erdogan’s policies.

The Turkish government is currently carrying out a major military campaign against the Syrian Kurdish area in the Afrin region of northern Syria. This has led to the killing and displacement of many innocent people.

• From a statement by Dashty Jamal, Secretary of the International Federation of Iraq Refugees

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