Syria refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan protest against PYD practices

Anti-PYD demonstration in Domiz Camp for Syrian Refugees, Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – Domiz Camp for Syrian Refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan witnessed on Saturday a large demonstration by refugees who gathered to show their outrage about the practices of the PYD- (Democratic Union Party) linked Assayish forces in Syria’s Kurdish areas.

The Assayish forces arrested last week several Kurdish politicians and members of the Kurdistani Democratic Party of Syria (KDPS) – a rival party to the PYD. A number of Syrian Kurdish activists were also exiled by the PYD last month.

The demonstration, which began at six in the evening, included dozens of refugees living in the camp, raising the official flag of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and pictures of its president, Masud Barzani.

The participants condemned what they called “unjust policies of the PYD carried out in Western Kurdistan (Syria’s Kurdish areas)”.

Jameel Osse, a media activist and one of Domiz demonstrators, told ARA News that the gathering was attended by some members of the Central Committee and the Political Bureau of KDPS, who were recently exiled by the PYD-linked forces to the Iraqi Kurdistan, including Nafe’ Piro, Mohammed Saadoun, and Mohammad Ali.

In linked developments, the refugee camp of Korekosik near Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region of Iraq, saw a similar demonstration organized by a number of KDPS supporters, condemning the recent arrests carried out by the PYD and its armed forces.


Reporting by: Azad Jamkari

Source: ARA News

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