Jihad Hesen, representative of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria to Hewler, and Mustafa Khalil and Mustafa Aziz both members of Relations of the Democratic Union Party, the PYD, were all abducted by authorities of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the PDK, on 10 June 2021 at the Erbil International Airport as they were going to receive some guests. Both Mustafa Khalil and Mustafa Aziz were released after being abducted for 50 days while Jihad Hesen remains up to date unaccounted for.
According to the AANES Political Representation in Hewler, ''releasing politicians without trial corroborates the groundless reasons behind their abduction'' adding that ''nothing was given on the non-release of Hesen'', according to a statement given to the Roj News Agency.
This comes by the PDK authorities in contradiction to all relevant diplomatic norms and international laws.
Since being abducted, Democratic Union Party, the PYD, called for the immediate release of the three Rojava diplomats dubbing the abduction as a ''target of the party itself after all bids by enemies to liquidate Kurds fell to the ground'', and ''an application of enemies' policies''. Holding in a statement afterwards authorities in Southern Kurdistan accountable for the fate of the three Rojava politicians.
From its part, Department of the Foreign Relations of Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria said ''these actions increase tension'', as it called on Southern Kurdistan parties '' not to drag behind Turkish projects that aim at an Intra-Kurdish fighting and derailing the unprecedented breakthrough the Kurdish issue has made''.
The case attracted wide spread dissatisfaction by people in North and East Syria at a time unity is urged to stand up to schemes hatched by the Turkish occupation state against Kurds and Kurdistan.