Peace in Kurdistan Statement on the Arrest of Salih Muslim in Prague

Kurdistan Solidarity Network


Statement, 26 February 2018

It is with profound shock, anger and dismay that we learn of the arrest of Salih Muslim in Prague.

Salih Muslim is the foreign affairs spokesman for the Movement for a Democratic Society, the broad political coalition that governs Rojava, the Kurdish regions of northern Syria; and he was in the Czech Republic in his official capacity.

Salih is widely known across Europe as the leader and official spokesman of the Kurdish movement in Syria. He has been the voice of Kurdish diplomacy on the Syrian conflict and has been in the forefront of resistance to Islamic State since the uprising began seven years ago.

He has been able to travel freely around Europe until now and has become well known for his advocacy of the Syrian Kurdish case in the UK among politicians and the media.

His detention by the Czech…

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