Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Syria: Arrest of a hundred students, Damascus more isolated

Syria is more isolated, Wednesday, June 22, the day after the arrest of over a hundred students in Damascus and Damascus calls while increasing its cooperation with concerned international community. Tuesday night, according to information reported by militants, security forces stormed the campus in Damascus, beating students and arresting over a hundred of them during a demonstration in the university.

The protesters demanded the release of eleven students arrested in the day during protests in the university, said the head of Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, based in London. The demonstrations continued into the evening despite the release of students, he added.

The facts have also been reported by the local coordinating committees, within which the pro-democracy activists in the Syrian cities. According to them, "the pro-regime militias and security agents stormed the campus on Tuesday night, arresting and severely beating many students." "One student, seriously wounded, was admitted to hospital Mouassat under surveillance", said the committees.

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