Ziad Jajan disappears after being forcibly returned from Denmark to Syria

Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD and Gemyakurda.net report that the security authorities at Damascus International Airport arrested Ziad Jajan on 10 January 2011. Ziad Jajan is a Kurd from Deyrick in Syria who had been forcibly deported from Denmark back to Syria, and he was arrested at the airport. He was taken to an unknown destination and there has been no news of him since his arrest.

Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD condemns and strongly denounces the arrest of Ziad Jajan, and express deep concern about his fate. They call upon state security to stop making arbitrary arrests that take place outside the law and which constitute a flagrant violation of fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed by Syria’s Permanent Constitution of 1973, pursuant to a State of Emergency and martial law that was declared in the country on 8 March 1963.

International Support Kurds in Syria Association –SKS repeats the call previously addressed to the international community that you are putting Kurds at risk of imprisonment, persecution and torture when they are forcibly return to Syria. This is evidenced by a number of disappearances within the detention system, of people returned by the governments of Cyprus, Denmark, Norway, Germany. Forced repatriation must stop.  Kurds have right to life and to be free of persecution on the grounds of their race and culture, and their political life.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by aser on January 15, 2011 at 3:35 am

    They shouldn’t sent him back while they knew the situation for Kurds in Syria.I hope Danish government try to find out what is happening to him at least.


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