Attorney general of Syria's Hama defects

By REUTERS
September 1, 2011 05:22

 
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AMMAN - The attorney-general of the Syrian city of Hama said in a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday he had resigned in protest at the crackdown on pro-democracy protests, but authorities said he had been kidnapped.

"I, Judge Adnan Mohammad al-Bakkour, Hama province Attorney-General, declare that I have resigned in protest of the savage regime's practices against peaceful demonstrators," Bakkour said in a YouTube video released by activists.

An independent lawyer said the person who appeared in the video was Bakkour.

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