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A Kurdish man Noori Ibrahim Sheilko
arrested in Syria
By Khalaf Dahowd and ekurd.net staff
December 14, 2009
(ekurd.net), Khalaf Dahowd, — According to
Syrian Human Rights Committee – MAD – on 23 November
2009 at 4am, an armed patrol from state security
division raided the home of Noori Ibrahim Shekho, a
Kurdish man living in Sheikh Maqsood area of Aleppo
His family has not received any information about
where he is being kept, and has no idea of the
charges that may be brought against him. Noorti
Ibrahim Sheikho was born in 1964 in Draqli village
near Afrin town (Syrian Kurdistan, western
Kurdistan). He is married with five sons.
This is another example of an arrest of a Kurdish
man whose family is left without any information of
his whereabouts, or of what is happening to him.
This causes considerable distress to the families of
those who have been taken in this seemingly
Noori Ibrahim Sheilko
More than 2 million Kurds live in Syria, comprising
nine percent of the population. They have long
sought official recognition of the Kurdish language
The Kurds live in Syria (Syrian Kurdistan), mainly in the
north bordering Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan region.
They comprise nine percent of the population and
have long sought official recognition of the Kurdish
language and their culture.
Future Movement advocates democracy and equal rights
for Syria's one million Kurdish minority. The
Kurdish language is not allowed to be taught in
schools and tens of thousands of Kurds were denied
citizenship after a 1960s census.
Freedom of expression remains tightly controlled in
Syria, and security forces have sweeping powers of
arrest and detention.
A total 1,500 people were arrested for political
reasons in 2007 and hundreds more who were arrested
in previous years remained in detention,www.ekurd.netaccording
to rights group Amnesty International's 2008 report.
International Support Kurds in Syria Association –
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