Sunday, April 24, 2011

France condemns the "extreme violence" of the Syrian security forces

Paris .- The French foreign minister, Alain Juppe, condemned the "extreme violence" of the security forces against anti-government protests on Friday which reportedly killed at least 88 people. "France condemns the extreme violence exerted by the Syrian security forces have killed many peaceful demonstrators on April 22.

Those responsible for these crimes must answer for their acts," Juppe said in an official statement issued on Saturday. Juppe also criticized the "indiscriminate and brutal repression" In "in conflict" with the recent announcement of the lifting of emergency rule. "We urge the Syrian authorities to renounce the use of violence and respect human rights and fundamental freedoms of its citizens in accordance with its international commitments, in particular the right to peaceful protest and freedom of the press," continues the text published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The statement concluded by appealing to an "inclusive political dialogue" and defended the reforms as a way to respond to the "legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people."

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