Saturday, May 7, 2011

Assad announces anti-corruption measures but forces to march on his behalf in Deraa

Madrid .. The Syrian Army is forcing the inhabitants of Deraa, in the south, to demonstrate in favor of the regime of Bashar al-Assad on Friday reported a journalist from Al Jazeera television. "The people of Deraa says the Army has asked them to protest in support of President al-Assad if you want to recover the bodies of their relatives," the journalist reported by Abdurahman Warsame Twitter from Doha, Qatar.

The Syrian army surrounds Deraa, the main focus of the protests against the regime, since last April 25 and has cut off electricity, phone lines and Internet service. It has also prevented any movement in and out of the town and the arrival of humanitarian supplies of food and medicine.

Although the government announced Thursday it had begun to withdraw "gradually" in Deraa, various local and opposition sources have claimed that the military continue to restrict the movements and controlling access. On the other hand, the Syrian Prime Minister Adel Safar, has decreed the formation of a commission to combat corruption within the framework of the reforms that the country's president, Bashar al-Assad has pledged to carry out while Syria has lived For weeks the worst protests against his government since he came to power in 2000.

According to official news agency SANA reported, Safar has charged this committee to define and specify the crimes of corruption and mechanisms to prosecute and punish offenders, to propose mechanisms to strengthen the integrity and transparency, suggesting the rules necessary to avoid corruption and mechanisms to combat it and to propose mechanisms to implement the principle of equality and equal opportunity and justice.

The prime minister has stated that this committee will be part of "fair and qualified people in the legal and administrative." The move, SANA said, is part of the Government's commitment to develop a plan to implement the reforms that are to be carried out in the political, judicial and security, public administration and economics.

The committee shall carry out this work within a month.

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