Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Syrian human rights activist Anwar al-Bunni sentenced to 5 more years in prison

BBC NEWS: Syria jails human rights activist Anwar al-Bunni

A Syrian human rights activist has been jailed for five years for spreading hostile information and joining an illegal political group, lawyers say.

Anwar al-Bunni, a prominent advocate for democratic reform in Syria, has been in detention since May 2006.

Correspondents say the heavy sentence sends a strong warning to the opposition and shows Syria has turned its back on Western pressure to reform.

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