'Invaders accuse people of working for the Autonomous Administration to usurp their properties'
Noting that crimes against the residents of Afrin are on the rise, Ibrahim Shexo stated that the gangs accuse people of collaborating with the Autonomous Administration to usurp their properties.
Îbrahîm Şêxo, Spokesperson for the Afrin Human Rights Organization, stated that since 2018, when the invading Turkish army and mercenaries occupied Afrin, the crimes committed against the real inhabitants of the city have increased day by day, and international legal organizations have remained silent about the crimes committed.
301 CIVILIANS ABDUCTED AND 5 OF THEM KILLED
İbrahim Şêxo stated that in August and September, the invading Turkish state and its mercenaries killed 5 of 291 abducted people, 25 of whom were women.
The kidnapping of ten more civilians in Afrin’s Rajo region since October 13 brought the total to 301.
Drawing attention to the crimes committed by the Turkish-backed gangs and the human rights violations in Afrin, Îbrahim Şêxo said, “A member of the al-Jabha Al-Shamiya gang recently injured a woman named Leyla Ehmed with a gun. The gangs took over the home of Leyla Ehmed and her husband. They accused Leyla Ehmed of collaborating with Autonomous Administration entities in order to prevent her from taking back her home.”
THEY CUT DOWN AND SELL THE OLIVE TREEST
The Turkish state and its mercenaries are not only committing crimes against the people of Afrin, but also selling Afrin olives to Turkey and to the international powers, as well as destroying nature by cutting down the trees.
Stating that the Turkish state and its mercenaries seized 50 thousand olive trees from Afrin's residents in the last few days, Îbrahim Şêxo said, "There were 18 million olive trees in Afrin prior to the occupation operation. However, following the invasion, the Turkish army and its mercenaries cut down over 400 thousand olive trees, burned over 17 thousand old trees, and uprooted over 20 thousand trees.
Îbrahim Şêxo stated that the invaders cut down the trees under the guise of opening the main roadways, but that their true purpose is to ruin Afrin's nature and sell the trees.
‘AFRIN OLIVE OIL IS LABELLED AS 'MADE IN TURKEY'
Îbrahim Şêxo stated that following the occupation of Afrin in 2018, the Turkish state and its mercenaries stole 70 thousand tons of olive oil and sent it to Spain as Turkish goods. He added that the Turkish state stole 50 thousand tons of olive oil in 2019 and 100 thousand tons of olive oil in 2020 and sold these to the United States as Turkish goods.