Kurdish supreme commander Haydar Sesho arrested

His home was raided and he was arrested by forces close to the Kurdish Democratic Party.

Kurdish supreme commander Haydar Sesho arrested

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Supreme Commander of Shingal´s Protection Unit (HPS)  Haydar Shesho has been arrested and taken away by Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq a few hours ago. At about 21 o’clock local time security forces close to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stormed his home in Khanke and arrested him together with other resistance fighters as well as his bodyguards. Shesho holds German citzenship. 

Shesho commands over 3,000 Ezidi resistance fighters in Shingal who have been treated with hostility because of their independence from the Kurdistan Democratic Party. It is assumed that the arrest correlates with an interview that Shesho gave KurdSat a few days ago. Shesho criticized the Kurdish government´s approach to dealing with Ezidis and accused it of being responsible for the Shingal crisis. EzidiPress coresspondents confirmed his arrest.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Nisan 2015, 13:11