HRW: Assad’s decade in power marked by repression

July 17, 2010 11:07

Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ten year’s in power have been marked by repression and breaches of human rights, NGO Human Rights Watch said in a report released Friday.

According to the 35-page report, Assad has failed to deliver on his promises to increase public freedoms and improve his government's human rights record in the past decade. It accused him of repressing political and human rights activism, restricting freedom of expression, using torture and badly treating Kurds.

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