Persecuted for Political Affiliation
The team spoke to the family of Mr. Aziz, a supporter of the
Goran (Change) list, facing death threats and harassment by the police
security services. In May, he had been
imprisoned for one night at the police station. About two hours after
his release, he received a threatening
phone call. Two of his friends
received threats from the same phone number. The police held on to Mr.
Aziz' ID card after his release. The twenty-one-year-old former
Peshmerga, now staying at a new undisclosed location, expects the
service will continue to make his life difficult.