Against strict UN regulation forced recruitement of young people
PYD Arrests 25 Youths in Sari Kani, Rojava – PYD forcibly enrolls youths in military forces
ERBIL — The ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) has begun a campaign of random arrests in Rojava (Syria’s Kurdish North) against the youths, in an attempt to conscript them into its military forces.
Confidential sources confirmed to BasNews that armed forces belonging to PYD, an offshoot of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), raided houses and commercial places in Sari Kani town near Qamishlo city on Monday and abducted 25 youths, including a judge named Yusuf Basho Haji Khalaf. PYD forcibly enrolls the Rojava youths into its military forces, the source said adding, that a number of people have fled to the rural areas to evade PYD’s conscription.
PYD, under PKK’s influence, does not accept any political parties whose views do not go in line with PKK’s ideology. The ruling party has been cracking down on the opposition parties and closed their headquarters across the region. www.mesop.de