April 08, 2006

Kurd Tortured to Death by Syrian Army

We're often told by the media that it's the seriousness of the accusation that matters. If that is the case, how come there is no press coverage of the accusation that Syria routinely totures and kills their own Kurdish citizens?

A Kurdish website run out of Holland is reporting that 19 year old Mohammed Wayso was recently tortured to death by his commanders in the Syrian Army because he couldn't speak Arabic well enough. Syria is run by the Arab nationalist Ba'ath Party.

The Kurdish political party in Syria, Yeketi, claims that at least 5 others Kurds have been tortured to death in Syria in the past two years because of their ethnic identity.

You can see a translation of the Azady story here (warning: graphic images). More images of the murdered Kurd here (graphic)

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:54 AM | Comments |