Al-Qamishli, Syria. A group of people stands behind a woman who reads a statement issued by the al-Jazeera Region intellectual union of the Autonomous Administration in the city of al-Qamishli in al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. The statement denounced closing offices of the Kurdistan Society Freedom Movement, which also includes several parties like the Democratic Union Party, by the Iraqi Kurdistan government. The statement considered closing the offices an illegal act, calling to cancel arbitrary decisions and practices and to hold the National Kurdish Conference as soon as possible. Photo: Issam Amin.