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  Iyar 22, 5772 , 14/05/12

Report: Syrian Political Detainees to Military Bases

Syria has spent the majority of its political prisoners from prisons to military centers, which international observers currently deployed in the country are not allowed to visit, according to opposition sources cited Monday by the London-based Arabic daily Ash-Sharq il-Awsat. The sources claimed that the transfer came after the Damascus regime signed an agreement with the United Nations and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

Officials told the newspaper that the Syrian opposition forces are organizing a media campaign designed to pressure the UN observers and make them ask what happened to the detainees.

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