Kurdish Forces (22662/18)

Request

Please could you tell me, for each of the last four years from January 2014 to the present day:

  1. How many people has the force questioned or communicated with in relation to fighting with the YPG or other Kurdish forces in Iraq or Syria?
  2. How many people has the force spoken to under caution in relation to fighting with the YPG or other Kurdish forces in Iraq or Syria?
  3. How many people has the force arrested in relation to fighting with the YPG or other Kurdish forces in Iraq or Syria? Please specify what they were arrested on suspicion of, if possible.
  4. How many people has the force charged in relation to fighting with the YPG or other Kurdish forces in Iraq or Syria? Please specify what they were charged with, if possible.
  5. For all of the above, where possible, please provide the year.

Response

West Midlands Police will neither confirm nor deny that we hold any of the requested information as the following exemptions apply.

Section 24(2) National Security

Section 30(3) Investigations

Section 31(3) Law Enforcement

Section 27(4) International Relations

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached (22662_PIT_01).

No inference can be taken from this refusal that the information you have requested does or does not exist.

Attachments

22662_PIT_01

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