|Syrian Flag at Protest
Inevitably; the Conversation turns to what is going on in Syria
(DP-News- Omar al-Shaar)
SYRIA- Since mid-March and still on, the nation got new underground forums; not only online via Internet, but also wherever you go across the country, you would sense the debate about Syria protests; even though it is sometimes repressed to be speechless.
State-run media agencies insist at “Laughter of cheering children wearing their new clothes were echoed throughout public squares and gardens spread across the Syrian cities as they were enjoying the pleasures and joys of Eid al-Fitr.” while as Syrian protesters confirm that they almost daily have taken place into streets against the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad.
State-run news agency SANA reported on Thursday about “Entertainment places, particularly restaurants and parks seemed to have become the main destination for the Eid vacation enjoyers who found in this occasion an opportunity to please their kids as well as to relax, reduce job stress and spend time with the family and loved ones, feeling relief from the tension they experienced over the past months in light of the difficult circumstances Syria is undergoing.” according to its report.
SANA also said at what became daily at its reports “Two martyrs from the army and law-enforcement personnel were officially and honorable escorted to their final resting place in their home cities and towns.”
It also sent news about Reform supporters who on Wednesday organized an artistic festivity under the title “Syria's Eid is Two” at al-Jalaa Stadium in Damascus.
Meanwhile, AFP reported that “the crackdown in Syria continued, activists reported, with security forces carrying out arrests and setting fire to homes.”
NY Times affirmed this news and said “Syrian security forces conducted house-to-house raids in the central city of Hama on Wednesday, hunting for activists involved in the country’s uprising, residents and activists said.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 16 people were arrested in Houle, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Homs, where the authorities’ sparked anger on Monday as they returned the bodies of 13 people arrested in early August.
A civilian was killed early Thursday as Syrian security forces moved into a district of the central city of Homs and explosions were heard, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, AFP reports.
The Britain-based rights group said the death occurred in the district of Al-Nazihin, while shots were heard in Bab Sbaa and other areas of the volatile city. It said the security forces acted after mass demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad's regime late Wednesday in numerous districts, including Bayyada, Al-Hamra, Bab Dreib and Bab Sbaa.
At Zabadani, 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of Damascus, six people were arrested by security forces who carried out searches, the Observatory added.
The Damascus suburb of Douma was cut off Thursday during the burial of a man shot dead at a checkpoint on Monday, it said.
The British-based Observatory reported that 360 civilians and 113 members of the security forces and army were killed during protests during Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and prayer which came to an end on Tuesday. The civilians included 25 people under 18, 14 women and 28 who died in detention or under torture, mainly in the central province of Homs.
In turn, The Local Coordination Committees, grouping activists on the ground, said security forces set fire to the homes of two men in Houle and threatened to arrest their wives and children if they did not surrender.
Reuters also said at its report on Syria Thursday “Syrian forces raided houses in Hama for the second day on Thursday, residents said, and hours after the city's attorney general declared on YouTube he had resigned in protest against the suppression of street demonstrations.”
The United Nations says that more than 2,200 people have been killed since the beginning of near-daily popular protests against Assad's regime in mid-March.
Regarding Syria, Croatia on Thursday called on Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad to step down from power amidst continued human rights abuses in his country; according to Croatia state-run news agency.
The Croatian Foreign Affairs Ministry has expressed concern over violence in Syria that has continued despite a demand from the international community to stop the repression.
The Ministry said Croatia condemned the brutal attacks on public persons critical of the regime as well as attacks on holy places such as the al-Rifai mosque in Damascus.
Despite promised reforms, the Syrian government continues to abuse its people and the Croatian Ministry receives news about murders in jails on a daily basis, the Minsitry added. It therefore said that Croatia was backing the international community in its call for the President al-Assad to step down and enable changes that would bring back peace and stability, the Ministry concluded in its statement.
In the months since uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad first got protests demand democratic change in March, Syria has come under blistering international condemnation for its deadly crackdown on anti-government protests that began in March, and US and European leaders have demanded Assad step down.
The United Nations reports that the death toll has reached over 2,200, and the number grows every day.
As Syrian regime had banned foreign media and restricted its facilities inside the country; International Media used to accompany all its report from Syria with the phrase “It is unable to independently confirm death tolls in Syria, which has restricted access to international journalists.”
Number of Comments (2)
The Syrians are free thinking people and capable of deciding their own destiny ,without the need for "humanitarian" foreign assistance that has failed the people in Libya and caused the death of over fifty thousand men women and children [50,000] plus almost total destruction of the country. well done USA, EU, Zionist and corrupt gulf regimes , you have lived up to your reputations and managed to free many people from the breath of life......
|| 9/2/2011 2:22:27 PM
Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, We the Syrian people also deserve your fate. we deserve not to be incarcerated and tortured for our opinions, our children deserve to grow up in a country where they know that if they decide to go on a protest they wont be tortured to death nor get their genitals mutated. We deserve not to be ruled by a ruling elite chosen for their roles because of their religion. We deserve to join the 21st century and experience freedom. People of the first world you've gained your democracy, its your turn to support us and help us gain ours.
|| 9/2/2011 4:54:01 AM