26 March 2011

Murder in Syria

As the protests in the Middle East spread so does the repression of dissent. Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad is no exception meeting demonstrations in Damascus, and elsewhere with extreme violence

Thousands of protestors joined funeral processions in Deraa yesterday, chanting: "Deraa people are hungry, we want freedom." Hundreds took to the streets in the cities of Homs, Hama, Tel and Latakia and in towns surrounding Deraa, with smaller protests in the major cities of Damascus and Aleppo,

At least 23 people had been killed, some of them in Damascus. Amnesty International put the death toll around Deraa in the past week at 55 at least.

The violence in Syria came after the government had pledged on Thursday to look into reforms. "Regimes become really weak when their image turns to brutality. The killings in Deraa have done that," said Ziad Malki, an activist living in exile in Switzerland. "The Syrian people want more now."

Here’s hoping that Assad becomes another middle eastern leader to be consigned to the dustbin.


Prasad said...

Syria emergency law will not be put pressure on people. If Syria come to talk with their people with peacefully then it makes some better improvement these protests will be only stop when Syrian forces handle this problem with peacefully.

jams o donnell said...

Agreed Prasad, the Syrian regime needs to give real reforms to the people, Somehow I doubt that will be forthcoming.