Breaking News: Tens of Assyrians Chaldeans Syriacs Arrested in Qamishly, Syria

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On Friday, May 20, 2011, following the peaceful protests in Qamishly, the Syrian Security Forces raided the headquarters of the Assyrian Democratic Organization and arrested tens of Assyrians Chaldeans Syriacs. The names that we have received so far are:
– Dr. Malak Yaqoub
– Karam Dawle
– Gabriel Romanos
– Dr. Samir Ibrahim
– Barsom Yousif
– Ghandi Safar
– Yaqoub Gharib
– And many others who were present in the headquarters during the raid.

We were informed that the Syrian Security Forces raided the headquarters of the Assyrian Democratic Organization a second time to arrest more people. It is worth noting that the overwhelming majority of the individuals who were arrested did not participate in the protests today.

We will supply you with more information as soon as we receive it.

Assyrian Democratic Organization
Media Office
May 20, 2011 – 6761