Tamo Says PYD Militia Violates Int’l Norms & Conventions Following his Release from Detention

Following his release from the prisons of the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), member of the Syrian Coalition Abdelhamid Tamo described his detention as a war crime and crime against humanity as per international norms and conventions. He said that he was subjected to “enforced disappearance and arbitrary arrest.”

The PYD militia detained Tamo in the town of Darbasiya in Hasaka on Sunday, an act which the Syrian Coalition condemned and described as a replica of the Assad regime’s crimes.

After his release on Wednesday, Tamo said that the PYD militia had subjected him to solitary confinement. “These practices fall under the law of the jungle which is prevalent in the PYD-held areas,” Tamo said. He noted that there were no clearly set laws or standards safeguarding the personal and political rights of those seeking a role in public affairs.

Tamo said that the arrests being conducted by the PYD terrorist militia “are motivated by personal decisions without being based on any judicial or legal justifications. They are also being conducted according to intelligence and security mechanisms and are based on false accusations and unsubstantiated allegations.

Abdulhamid is also member of the Kurdish National Council as well as the Foreign Relations Officer in the Kurdish Future Movement. He is also brother of late dissident Mashaal Tamo.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Smart News Network / 07.06.2018)

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