Saturday, May 21, 2011

A new bloody Friday left 44 dead in Syria

Cairo .- Forty-four people were killed Friday in Syria for the "systematic violence" and the use of live ammunition by the security forces to quell political protests against the regime, said Friday the National Organization for Human Rights. A statement from the organization provided the names of the 44 people killed in yesterday's police crackdown.

Of these, 26 died in the province of Edlib (north) and 13 in Homs (center), and the rest in other parts of northern, central and south. Syria protests began in mid-March and usually increase every Friday. The National Organization for Human Rights in Syria (NOHR-S, in English), is headed by Ammar Qurabi, who has lived the last few weeks in Cairo and is one of the few human rights activists has been imprisoned by the forces security regime of Bashar al-Assad.

In its statement, the organization strongly condemns the violence "against unarmed civilians in a manner unprecedented in the harshest dictatorships and totalitarian regimes." It also condemns "arbitrary arrests in all Syrian cities after the President decreed the end of the emergency law in this country." In this regard, the same group said yesterday twelve directors and members of a Kurdish political organization were arrested in the northeast of the country and his whereabouts are unknown.

The organization led by Qurabi remember the demands that come by human rights groups since the outbreak of political protests, including, inter alia, the investigation of these killings and release of political prisoners. In reporting the events of yesterday, the Syrian official news agency, Sana, reported that 17 people, including civilians and security forces, were killed in the shooting of "armed groups" in Edlib and Homs.

Official information, citing military sources and the unidentified Interior Ministry, said that "groups of saboteurs" burned public buildings and private properties destroyed. Another statement issued today by the same agency reported the arrest of a "terrorist cell" in the town of Al Dumar, 40 miles northeast of Damascus, on Thursday, which was seized a "large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosives.

" Both the data from human rights organizations and no official information can be compared independently by government restrictions Assad regime in the work of journalists. The Damascus regime has imposed tight control of information, has expelled foreign journalists and arrested or banned from working for Syrian journalists who work for international media.

According to estimates by human rights activists from political protests that erupted in Syria have been killed about a thousand people, mostly civilians, and thousands more have been arrested.

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