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Kurdish forces begin arresting protesters in Shiladze: local sources

2019-01-27

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SULAIMANI — Kurdish security forces have started arresting people who participated in the protest in Shiladze, a local source told NRT Digital Media on Sunday (January 27).

According to the source, a large number of security forces have been deployed to Shiladze.

The security forces raided the house of activist Badal Barwari and arrested him before 6:00pm EBL on Sunday evening, his son Ari confirmed to NRT Digital Media separately.

Ari said two vehicles carrying around ten people raided the house and carried out the arrest.

On Saturday, the Kurdistan Regional Government released a statement promising that it would launch an investigation into the protest.

“There are the hands of demagogues behind this attack. Therefore, the relevant security agencies will closely investigate the incident and those who caused the mayhem and the demagogues will be punished,” the statement said.

On Sunday, Kurdish security forces closed down NRT’s Duhok office.

(NRT Digital Media)