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Afrin Under Occupation (116)
Death of a Citizen Under Torture, the Spread of Covid 19, Daily Arrests, Trespassing on Property
Through forming local committees such as the ” Committee For Restitution and Grievances “that includes some village notables to handle grievances and attacks against citizens , the Turkish occupation authorities, in coordination with the Syrian-Brotherhood Coalition, have been trying by various means and methods to deny and refute thousands of reports and videos that monitor and document the violations and crimes committed against the indigenous inhabitants of Afrin by the terrorist militias backed by the Turkish government. All that happens at a time whereby daily new mortal sins are happening even more than before.
In addition to that, the Syrian Coalition, under the supervision of the Turkish intelligence, has formed religious charities linked to and funded by the International Muslim Brotherhood Organization and other supportive parties, in order to spread an extremist religious culture among the residents of Afrin and eliminate the culture of coexistence and good neighborliness that had prevailed among the people of Afrin. They also try to exacerbate the daily violations against the people to pressure and force them to displace and emigrate, in order to expand and consolidate demographic change in the region. The most recent in this respect is promoting the idea of settling the families of militants and settlers under humanitarian names with the help of the German Organization” Wallet Hnker Helv ” that put forward a tender for cladding and restoration of a number of houses in the city of Afrin in cooperation with the Local Council. However, following the protest submitted by / 28 / human rights and civil organizations lodged against it to the German authorities, the plan did not come true.
During the last week we have detected some violations and crimes:
– Citizen Luqman Yusef son of Mustafa and Amina aged 35 , from the village of Tarmesha – Shia District, residing in the city of Jenderes, lost his life under torture in the notorious Maratah prison. His corpse was delivered to his family, at the dawn of Tuesday10/11/2020 AD. He was buried in the cemetery of the village of Yalanguz, under the supervision of the Turkish intelligence and the so-called ” military police ” which said that the cause of death was a sudden heart attack. It’s worth saying that the martyr Luqman was arrested on 09/09/2020 with a group of citizens, including members of the Local Council of Jendires District, its president, and money changers.
We have been notified from some sources inside the city of Afrin that Covid -19 has widely spread among people and employees, and among workers of relief societies and organizations and in hospitals, without adequate measures being taken by the concerned authorities to control and prevent the spread of the virus. In this regard, we have received information confirming the existence of about sixty infections in Afrin Military Hospital, as well as the infection of some medical personnel inside Al-Shifa Hospital in Afrin. Families are concerned about the spread of the virus among school students who continue to attend school.
– On 08/11/2020, the so-called Military Police arrested a number of citizens of the town from Baadina – Rajo District. They are: Rustam Mustafa Sunni, Asaad Ibrahim Manan, Khalil Haydar Jaafar, Mustafa Muhammad Ibish, Ahmed Aref Ibish, Hassan Aref Othman. They were taken to the center of Rajo, and then released, after paying a fine of TL 1000 each except for Ahmed Aref Ibish and Hassan Aref Othman who have been transferred to Maratah Prison near Afrin. Please be notified that they had been arrested previously for several months.
On 11/11/2020 the militia of Jayesh Anokhba – “Elite Army” -in coordination with the ” Military Police ” arrested a number of citizens from the village of Amara Mapata District. They are: Ali Mustapha s/o Ali, Hanan Mustafa s/o Ali, Mustafa Ruto s/o Hanif, Hanif Rutu s/o Ibrahim being accused of dealing with the previous administration, as they are still unaccounted for.
Likewise, the “Military Police ” arrested Isma’il Hassan Hamo from Jobana village – Jenders District, about ten days ago, and still unaccounted for.
In the context of encroaching on private and public property, without any regard to the inviolability of the rights of others, the Turkish occupation is building a highway with a width of about 35 m from ” Hammam Crossing ” to Jenderes, near the villages of ” Yalanguz and Baflour ” ,. Bulldozers uprooted about / 1700 / olive trees belonging to residents of the villages of ” Kafirsafra, Yalanguz, Pavlor ” and Jenders city, without the approval of the land owners or compensation for damage to their property. Instead of that, the militia of “Ahrar Asharqiya” seize cut trees and sell timber.
In addition to fines, looting, royalties and thefts carried out by militias and local pro – councils of the Turkish occupation, a new method under the cover of ” religion and Sharia ” has been found for stealing living sources of the population in the occupied Afrin where the so – called ” General Authority for Zakat ” General Administration issued on 11/08/2020 Resolution 59 which stipulates the imposition of 5% in the name of ” zakat ” on olive crops belonging to the indigenous population, and in case any citizen refuses to give it, he will be subjected to ” executive procedures ” by the police department.
The people of the occupied Afrin region renew their appeal to international organizations concerned with human rights, especially those annexed to the United Nations, as well as the governments of major Powers, to exert pressure on the Turkish government to take urgent practical measures to curb the violations and criminality of terrorist militias loyal to it, and to take measures to ensure the safe return of the forcibly displaced to their homes and live their normal lives, while working to end the occupation and the presence of armed mercenaries.
Media Office – Afrin
The Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria (Yakiti)
The martyr Luqman Mustafa Youssef, from the village of Termesha Shiyeh.
Hammam-Jandiris crossing road, near Yalanguz.
– Decision of the General Authority for Zakat – Local Administration, Syria.
Translated by Europe’s Organization of the Kurdish Democratic Unity Party (Yakiti)