Syria releases veteran opposition figures, activist says

By REUTERS
May 10, 2011 15:49

BEIRUT - Syrian authorities released two veteran opposition figures arrested last month as part of a crackdown to crush a revolt against the 11-year rule of President Bashar Assad.

Ammar Qurabi, head of National Organization for Human Rights in Syria, said that authorities released on Monday evening Hassan Abdel Azim, 81, and Hazem al-Nahar.


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