Human rights activist arrested in Zakho


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SULAIMANI — Khurshid Faraj, a human rights activist from Batifa in Duhok’s Zakho District was arrested by security forces on Wednesday (December 1), his family told NRT.

His relatives said Faraj was arrested on his way home from work. "Someone told us he was arrested because of tax problems,” a family member said.

Faraj owns a football stadium and has no legal problems, his family told NRT. "He’s a free person who speaks for freedom,” a relative explained.

No official has commented on the incident so far.

(NRT Digital Media)