Jihad Hesen, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) representative for Erbil (Hewlêr) in Iraqi Kurdistan, who was abducted by Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) forces, has been released and deported, according to Roj News.
Jihad Hesen and Democratic Union Party (PYD) members Mistefa Osman Xelil and Mistefa Eziz Mistê were abducted by the KDP on 10 June.
The KDP made no statement and released no information to officials in spite of many diplomatic interventions. All diplomatic interventions inquiring about the fate of the AANES diplomats were ignored.
PYD members Xelil and Mistê were released on 29 July, 50 days after being abducted. Hesen, however, was not released until 112 days after his abduction, and has also been expelled and forbidden to return to Erbil.
According to information received from representatives of AANES, the KDP’s public order units expelled Hesen from South Kurdistan (Başûrê) at the border with Northeast Syria (Rojava), forbidding him to return to Erbil.
It is reported that they did not return his personal effects and ID card.