Disappeared a week ago | SOHR appeals to authorities of Kurdistan Region of Iraq to release a Syrian citizen
The fate of the Syrian citizen Nayif Ali Hasan has been still unknown since he was arrested at Fishakhabour crossing a week ago, when he was returning from Kurdistan Region of Iraq to Syria.
According to local sources, Mr. Hasan was arrested on April 21 and held under investigation for three hours by the border guard forces at the crossing in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where he was accused of “supporting and working for the Autonomous Administration”, while his son had been killed while fighting alongside the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
It is worth noting that Nayif Ali Hasan was born in 1968 in Al-Kaff Al-Assawad village of Al-Malikiyah city (Dayrik) in Al-Hasakah countryside. The Syrian civilian is a member of the Democratic Union Party and a member of the Council of the Martyrs’ Families in north and east Syria region.
We, at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, appeal to the border authorities in Kurdistan Region of Iraq to release the Syrian citizen Nayif Ali Hasan or be entitled to a public trial if he is found involved in a crime or a misdemeanor. It is worth noting that Mr.Hasan had legally entered Kurdistan Region of Iraq and stayed for 20 days for treatment, during which he was not persecuted by the authorities there.