Make Rojava Green Again calls for release of its Swiss member

Make Rojava Green Again released a statement condemning the arrest by the Kurdistan Regional Government of one of its member, a Swiss young man who has been detained in Hewler for a week.

Make Rojava Green Again issued a statement calling for solidarity and for the release of one of its members, a young man from Switzerland, Hawar Goran.

The statement said: "One week ago, the member of our campaign Hawar Goran was arrested by KRG security forces of the KDP in Southern Kurdistan, when he was on his way to go back to Switzerland. Even though his lawyer dealt immediately with the situation and got into contact with the Swiss authorities, Hawar Goran has been detained in Erbil/Hewlêr since then." 

Make Rojava Green Again added: "The arrest of our campaigns’ member is not acceptable at all and we strongly oppose the attitude of the KDP and KRG officials. There is no doubt at all existing about the activities of Hawar in the region, and therefore there is no reason to hold him captive.

If the KDP was worried about its people, land and region they would release him. Hawar came to Kurdistan because of feeling strongly drawn to the cause of the Kurdish people for self-determination, and he wanted to do the best he could to support this cause by doing what he knows best, and that is to develop social-ecological projects for the people and the region." 

The statement continued: "After more than one year of hard work in the region to be deatined like this is a shame for the KDP and should not be accepted by anyone.

We were happy to hear that our comrade was able to speak to his family and that his health seemed to be fine. But this is not enough.

There is no reason for him to be detained any longer. We demand the immediate realease of our comrade and friend, so that he can return to his home."

Make Rojava Green Again called "on everybody to show their solidarity with Hawar and with the ecological revolution in Rojava and Kurdistan. And we call on all of you to protest the unacceptable policies of KDP and the KRG-Government."