MESOP : A BLOW AGAINST KURDISH UNITY – THE STALINIST REPUBLIIC OF PKK/PYD ROJAVA / PYD Prevents Public Demonstrations in Rojava
Peaceful activities and demonstrations were organized on the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement – Basnews English – 17 May 2016 – ROJAVA — Authorities in Syrian Kurdistan have prevented public gatherings in some districts of Rojava which aimed to condemn the Sykes-Picot Agreement.Arguing that demonstrations might harm the security situation in the area, the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) prevented activists and the public from staging demonstration on 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, by which Kurds were divided between four countries without a sovereign state of their own.
Senior member of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDPS), Kawa Azizi, told BasNews that PYD and its affiliated security forces have recently increased pressure on activists and rival political parties in Rojava [Syrian Kurdistan]. He confirmed that demonstrations and other peaceful activities were prevented on May 16, and security forces have started detaining those who organized the activities. Azizi said that PYD is undertaking such policies under the pressure of Iran and the Syrian government. . www.mesop.de