MESOP NEWS : THE GROWING REPRESSION OF STALINIST PKK/PYD AGAINST OTHERS
PYD Steps up Arrest Campaign Against ENKS – At least 27 politicians have so far been detained by PYD
Basnews English 5 March 2017 – ERBIL — The ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) has stepped up its campaign across the Syrian Kurdistan to arrest rival politicians and activists, local officials stated.
Security forces affiliated with PYD have so far arrest 27 members of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) with the party’s offices coming under attack by PYD supporters, said Sa’id Omer, a leading member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S).
The arbitrary arrests in Syrian Kurdistan come after military clashes between the PKK-affiliated Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) and Roj Peshmerga forces early morning on Friday, as the result of which several fighters were killed or injured. PYD is known as PKK’s offshoot in Syrian Kurdistan where it is accused of human rights abuses against rival political parties. www.mesop.de