Family deported from Hewler protests outside the UN office in Sulaymaniyah

Hasan Kaçar, who was deported from Hewler a week ago by the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), launched a protest action in a tent he set up with his family in front of the UN office in Sulaymaniyah.

Hasan Kaçar from North Kurdistan was deported together with his wife and two infants by the KDP local security forces (Asayish) in Hewler (Erbil) on November 23.

The Kaçar family set up a tent outside an UN office in Sulaymaniyah to protest the mistreatment they were subjected to.

The father made a statement there, revealing that he was tortured by the Asayish in Hewler when deported.

Kaçar said that his family has been living on the streets in Sulaymaniyah for 8 days, adding, “Our kids were going to school in Hewler and now they have been deprived of their right to education.”

Kaçar urged the United Nations to fulfil its duty, saying, “Relevant institutions should fulfil their responsibilities so that we can return home and our kids can continue their education.”

Kaçar was jailed by the Turkish state for 12 years and released along with 20 other political prisoners in 2014 because of his chronic illness following a call of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan.