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PYD Releases 16 Women After 9 Days in Detention

Activist confirms Kurdish forces free group of women after they were arbitrarily arrested in Syria's northern Hassakeh province for nine days
PYD Releases 16 Women After 9 Days in Detention

The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Sunday released 16 women from Deir-ez-Zor after they were detained for nine days in the party’s prisons in Hassakeh’s western countryside.

Ahmad al-Ramadan, head of the Deir-ez-Zor is Being Slaughtered Silently campaign, confirmed to Zaman al-Wasl that the women were arbitrarily arrested by the PYD who only released them on Sunday night.

He added that six of the women were from Deir-ez-Zor’s eastern countryside and had cut through Mount Abdulaziz traveling towards Ras al-Ayn in Hassakeh’s countryside – a common route for people escaping ISIS-controlled areas of Deir-ez-Zor.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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