Syrian rights activist: Assad 'declared war' on democracy

April 25, 2011 12:56


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AMMAN - A leading Syrian human rights campaigner said on Monday that the Syrian authorities have launched a war against the country's peaceful pro-democracy movement by attacking three cities.

"This is a savage war designed to annihilate Syria's democrats," Suhair al-Atassi said in a statement sent to Reuters.

"[Syrian] President Bashar Assad's intentions have been clear since he came out publicly saying he is 'prepared for war' in his speech on March 30. I am at my home in Dummar suburb of Damascus. Come and arrest me," she said.

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