ERBIL— A newlywed bride from Rojava (northern Syria) is living as a fugitive because the ruling Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) services are trying to force her to get divorced.
A PYD court ruled that Amina Akram, 17, from Dirbesiye township in western Qamishlo province, was married off under the legal age.
Only one month after Amina's marriage, her father was recognized guilty and received a fine and one year imprisonment. Also the mullah who licensed the marriage received the same penalty.
The relatives of the couple have released a video on Facebook social network where they state the PYD's office of women affairs is looking for a 17-year-old newlywed bride so as to force her get divorced from her husband.
They also say that the PYD forces have threatened if the woman does not surrender herself, PYD Asayish (security) service will arrest her entire family.
The relatives note that what the PYD does "has never been practiced by the Baath regime or any other regimes."
Also the female judge who issued the order against the couple has been described in the video as "illiterate."
The people also call on the PYD forces to "let the people be because they are living a difficult life."