Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maybe there's something to this "Arab Spring"

Al Jazeera English:

Syria will "study" ending an emerency rule in place since 1963 and look into licensing political parties, a presidential adviser has said, after a week of deadly protests in the country's south.
"I am happy to announce to you the decisions made today by the Arab Baath party under the auspices of President Bashar al-Assad ... which include ... studying the possibility of lifting the emergency law and licensing political parties," the president's media adviser Buthaina Shaaban said at a news conference on Thursday.

The current emergency law allows people to be arrested without warrants and imprisoned without trial.

The announcement came after one week of protests in the southern city of Daraa against Assad's government which has left scores dead.

Rula Amin, Al Jazeera's correspondent in the Syrian capital of Damascus, said many of the measures address demands Syrians are talking about.
Syria? SYRIA? How likely is this?

1 comment:

  1. Hey. Might happen. That is to say, they might "study" it.