Sunday, June 29, 2008

This is persecution that you favor: "Around midnight of 13 May 2000, the PUK police attached the residential of Karim Ahmed (70 years at the time). He was taken away, according to Hawlati, with his two sons, Aso and Mwan to an unknown place. Later the family realised that their third son, the eldest, Arsalan had been taken two days before them. He was accused of associating with Destgay Parastin, the KDP’s intelligence services, headed by Masrur Barzani, the son of Massuad Barzani, the President of Kurdistan. They have been detained incommunicado without giving any news of their whereabouts. Their siblings reported to Hawlati, stating that they still have no awareness of their whereabouts. Ahmed’s wife wishes to know whether she is a widow or not. She is not sure. he PUK is led by Jalal Talabani, the current president of Iraq." (thanks Amer)