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 Islamic KIU party members in jail despite Barzani's "decision" to release them

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Islamic KIU party members in jail despite Barzani's "decision" to release them ‎ 6.12.2011 

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December 6, 2011

DUHOK, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — Kurdistan Islamic Union members and staff are still in prison having been allegedly detained arbitrarily on charges of arson a KIU journalist claims. They are still in jail despite an "order" by President of Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani to release them.

Barzani visited the town of Zakho, Duhok Governorate, on Sunday where he encouraged political parties, people and different faiths to stay calm. He pledged all those responsible for attacks on liquor stores and subsequent KIU offices will be punished.

Several liquor stores and massage parlours were set on        
fire on Friday after a preacher allegedly encouraged his congregation to do so. Pro-establishment mobs later attacked and torched several KIU office in Zakho, Duhok, Semel and Qasrok in retaliation for what they believed to be a KIU plot.

KIU members and affiliates were detained after the liquor stores and massage centers were torched. Among those locked up were journalists and politicians. The KIU has rejected allegations it is responsible for the pandemonium saying the preacher was a pro-KDP man.

Saad Mahmoud, director of Khabur TV - a local TV station associated with KIU in Zakho - told AKnews that "some 25 of our members are in jail...Barzani's decision to release members and supporters of KIU has not been implemented."

In the reprisal attacks on KIU offices, their TV stations were among the buildings torched. The KIU has accused the KDP of encouraging its supporters to attack the Islamic party's offices.

"Barzani said in his meeting with the officials in Zakho that the detainees will be released. However, 10 journalists,www.ekurd.net five of whom are active members of the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate (KJS), among other KIU supporters, have not been released," Mahmoud said.

But the KDP have their own answer to these claims. KDP's Zakho official Ali Mustafa said those who remain in jail are wanted by the law because there were "complaints raised against them."

He also said he was not aware of any such decision by Barzani to release the KIU supporters. Mustafa said those KIU supporters who were not wanted for arson charges had already been released.

By Baravan Ahmed

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