Syria frees 552 detained during uprising, State TV reports

January 5, 2012 11:11

BEIRUT - Syrian authorities have released 552 people detained during the 10-month revolt against the rule of President Bashar Assad, Syrian state television said on Thursday.

"(Syria) released 552 people who were involved in recent events whose hands were not stained with blood," the station said in a news flash.

Last week Syria released 755 people.

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