المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ten days after his arrest | Kurdistan region of Iraq authorities release Syrian citizen arrested upon his return to Syria

The authorities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq released the Syrian citizen, Nayef Ali Hassan, ten days after his arrest on April 21, at Fishkhabour crossing, when he was returning from Kurdistan Region of Iraq to Syria.

On April 27, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, appealed 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.

A few days earlier, SOHR reported that the fate of the Syrian citizen Nayif Ali Hasan was unknown since he was arrested at Fishakhabour crossing, 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.

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