Syria: Dissident academic killed in Homs by gov't forces

By REUTERS
November 18, 2011 13:09

Prof. Abul Khair Muhammad Farhan was assassinated Thursday evening by Syrian security forces, witnesses told Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Witnesses said that Farhan was shot to death by security elements who fired from a "government vehicle," Dubai-based Al Arabiya reported.

Farhan, who was a professor at the Homs Law College, was a leading figure in the opposition against Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to Al Arabiya.


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