Journalist Ahmed, incommunicado for 44 days

Silêman Ahmed, one of the editors of Rojnews, who was detained by the Duhok Security Forces 44 days ago, has not been heard from since.

Rojnews editor Silêman Ahmed has been incommunicado for 44 days. 

Despite all the freedom campaigns for Silêman Ahmed in the last month and more than 10 requests submitted by lawyers for a meeting with him, no results have been achieved and the Duhok Security Service has prevented the lawyers from seeing Silêman Ahmed.

The lawyers still have not been able to establish a connection with Silêman Ahmed and have not been able to access the file that was used as a justification for his detention.

The news agency RojNews now said with certainty that Ehmed was abducted by forces of the KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party). Silêman Ahmed has been working for the agency's Arabic-language editorial team for five years and disappeared after visiting his family in Aleppo, while he was at the Sêmalka-Pêşxabûr border crossing between the Autonomous Region of North and East Syria and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

The last contact with him was a telephone conversation with his mother when he was already in the KDP's area of responsibility.