Film produced by Amnesty International showing the researchers’ investigation of the abuses committed by the Autonomous Administration, led by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Syrian Kurdish political party . These abuses include forced displacement, demolition of homes, and the seizure and destruction of property. In some cases, entire villages have been demolished, apparently in retaliation for the perceived support of their Arab or Turkmen residents for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS) or other non-state armed groups.
Amnesty International’s Researchers conducted research in the areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration in northern Syria interviewing local residents who had directly experienced abuses perpetrated by the Autonomous Administration’s security forces or witnessed them. Researchers also interviewed refugees from the area administered by the Autonomous Administration when visiting southern Turkey in August 2015.