Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Heat Is On: Syria Frees Five Dissidents

The release of the activists was seen by many as an attempt to rally Syrians behind a beleaguered government that has come under intense international pressure....

But Seif, 60, may instead become a unifying presence in Syria's fragmented political opposition.... "We have arrived at the point where we really have to change," Seif said after his release. "There is no way to continue as it is now. We want to build, as soon as possible, democracy in Syria, because that is the only way to save the country and to avoid catastrophe."...

"It is stupid to make enemies of them," said Seif, referring to the current tensions between Syria and many Western countries. "We want to learn, and we want our friends to help us build a nice and happy society.

More: U.S. Freezes Assets of Syrian Security Chief


Blogger The Apologist said...

Faster please.

January 19, 2006 3:45 AM  

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