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Amnesty fails to disguise Syrian brutality

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Amnesty fails to disguise Syrian brutality


More amateur video showing funerals in the Syrian city of Homs after three civilians were reported killed on Monday.

Despite the continued protests against his 11-year rule, President Bashar-al Assad is to have issued a general amnesty to political activists.

But international outrage at the alleged mutilation and brutal killing of a 13 year old boy has over shadowed the move.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: “I think what that that symbolises for many Syrians is the total collapse of any effort by the Syrian government to work with and listen to their own people.”

Members of Syria’s exiled opposition, meeting in Turkey rejected Bashar’s amnesty gesture saying the president has lost all credibility.

Syrian Human Rights activist, Mohammad al-Abdallah said: “ My dad himself is in prison now and we don’t know if he is going to be released or not. I am a lawyer and when I read this decree I can’t get any legal sense from it because it is very vague and makes things very complicated.”

More than 10,000 people have arrested since the beginning of the 10 week uprising and over 1,000 civilians have been killed at the hands of government security forces.

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