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Al-Qamishli: Kidnapped politician not receiving medical treatment

KurdWatch, August 31, 2016—On August 20, 2016, the Kurdish Union Party in Syria (Yekîtî) stated that the health of central committee member ʿAbdullah Gado has worsened while in prison. The Democratic Union Party (PYD) is not providing Gado, who has asthma and prostate problems, with proper medical care. On August 15, the Asayiş, the PYD’s security service, abducted Gado and other members of Yekîtî [further information]. Yekîtî is demanding his release as well as the release of all other political prisoners. From those abducted on August 15, until now only Hasan Salih, also a central committee member of Yekîtî, was released on August 18.


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