The representative of the Kurdish autonomy in the north-east of Syria (Rojava) in the Scandinavian states, Shiyar Ali, said that the extradition agreement concluded between Sweden and Finland with Turkey as part of a security memorandum is inhumane, and also runs counter to the principles of democracy, the Kurdish diaspora in these countries will wait for explanations from Stockholm and Helsinki regarding the mechanism of this document.
“We oppose the very principle of extradition of any political figure, from whatever country he may be. The implementation of such a decision will affect, first of all, the reputation of Sweden and Finland themselves, human rights, freedom and democracy. This will affect Swedish society and, of course, the large Kurdish diaspora, which plays a political role and has social weight in Sweden and Finland,” Ali said.
Based on his statements, the Kurdish diaspora intends to obtain clarification from the authorities of states on the mechanism for using the extradition agreement, as well as legislation on terrorist crimes.
“With regard to extradition, they agreed to develop a mechanism for contacting terrorist suspects… We have discussed with the authorized authorities the law on terrorist crimes, which applies to all terrorists and persons included in the terrorist list… We will be in contact with the authorities dealing with these issues and the Swedish government to get clarifications on this law and the principles of its implementation,” said Shiyar Ali