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KNC head: I was arrested for political reasons

By Rudaw 14/8/2016
Ibrahim Biro, head of the Kurdish National Council, in Duhok, Kurdistan Region on Sunday. Photo: Rudaw video
Ibrahim Biro, head of the Kurdish National Council, in Duhok, Kurdistan Region on Sunday. Photo: Rudaw video
DUHOK, Kurdistan Region – The head of the Kurdish National Council (KNC, ENKS) was arrested by the Asayesh (Kurdish security forces) in Qamishli, Rojava, northern Syria on Saturday because of his political activities, he claimed to Rudaw. 

“I think the reason for arresting [me] is our political activities, we as the KNC, our political activities,” Ibrahim Biro told Rudaw Sunday, after being released.
“The KNC is really doing a great job in Rojava and our people believe in our political movement,” Biro said.
He predicted that the leadership of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the ruling political party in Rojava, will fail.
“They, on one hand, attack the leadership of the KNC and on the other hand attack the Kurdish flag and say bad things about Mr. President Barzani,” he said, referring to Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government. 

On the same day that Biro was arrested, supporters of the PYD in Qamishli took down the Kurdish flag from the office of the Kurdish Union Party on the southern side of the city, according to information obtained by Rudaw.
Biro, speaking from Duhok in the Kurdistan Region, added that he will not give up his work and he will go back to Rojava even if it means risking death. 
“I thank Mr. President [Barzani] and everyone who welcomed us,” he said, “But I promise that we will go back to Rojava and continue our work there.”
The Kurdish political movement, he added, has been working against the “Syrian regime for more than 50 years. And it is impossible for the people of Syria to accept another dictatorship.”



Nav | 14/8/2016
They should stop their political bickering through the media, hired pens in Washington London etc will publish dozens of articles tomorrow twisting everything towards their favorate propaganda slogan "Kurds fight eachother". The same hired pens hide the real civil war which is amongst the Arabs in Iraq, Syria, Libya Yemen etc doesn't matter that thousands of Arabs kill eachother daily!. They use other terms for Arab civil wars, "clashes between the central government and rebels" or between "ISIL and the regime" or opposition groups, or between two jihadi groups etc
Bibin yek | 14/8/2016
Yan hun e bibin yek, yan hun e herin yek bi yek. we have for decades lost wars and opportunities because of poor leadership skills and poor leaders. Now I don't care what you call yourself, but you must fight for a free and independent Kurdistan! Stop with your nonsense and ignorance! We demand unity and we demand that you cooperate with the common goal!
Muraz Adzhoev | 14/8/2016
KNC leaders should first officially declare that soon later on they are returning back to the region together with their Peshmerga forces to fight for territorial reintegration and independence of Western Kurdistan from collapsed Syria. PKK-PYD "revolutionary" leaders of pseudo "northern Syrian cantonal federation" do not have supporters among the majority of the people, communities and patriotic armed forces of Western Kurdistan.

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