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Syrian activists: Amnesty just a ploy

06-01-2011 09:48 BJT

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Syrian activists are claiming the amnesty issued by President Bashar al-Assad is just a ploy to win over international support. At a meeting in the Turkish city of Antalya, members of Syria's exiled opposition described the move as lacking sincerity.

Anas Abdah, Chairman of Movement for Justice and Development said "For us, this amnesty is basically for external consumption. It is not something genuine. I think it is Bashar al-Assad who really is the person who needs amnesty from Syrian people. This regime has lost its legitimacy, completely."

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