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Al-Qamishli: Asayiş prevent journalists from reporting

KurdWatch, August 31, 2016—On August 15, 2016, the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), detained four journalists for several hours in al‑Qamishli. They had wanted to report on the funeral procession for the burial of a Roj‑Peshmerga. The PYD recently made reporting on an event not approved by them punishable as a criminal offense [further information]. The journalists in question are: Qadir Agid, editor‑in‑chief of Bûyerpress newspaper, Dilovan Jato and Hozan Khacho, employees of the Iraqi-Kurdish television channel Kurdistan 24, as well as Rawan Agid, employee of the Internetportal Adar Press.


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