Kurdish Officials Abducted in Western Kurdistan / Kidnapped by PYD

26/10/2012  RUDAW – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—An official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDPS) told Rudaw on Thursday that a political bureau member of his party was abducted on Wednesday and he has been missing since then.

This official who wished to remain anonymous said, “Political bureau member and party representative in Dirk city Behzad Dorsen and Nidal Salim were kidnapped by the forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) yesterday and we have no news of them.”

According to this official, Dorsen and Salim were on their way to the Kurdistan Region to meet with members of their party when they were kidnapped near the border. Nuri Brimo, KDPS representative in Erbil confirmed the news of Dorsen’s abduction, saying, “Since 7 pm Wednesday afternoon he has been missing and we know nothing of his whereabouts.”

Brimo said that he did not want to point the finger of accusation at any particular group. Earlier this month Dorsen reported that unknown gunmen in two unmarked vehicles had chased him and made threats to his life.