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Europeans seek Syria condemnation

‘A CLEAR MESSAGE’:Supporters of a UN resolution calling for an end to Syria’s crackdown on protesters said they were ‘fairly confident’ of getting the needed votes

AP, UNITED NATIONS

The draft resolution demands that the Syrian government immediately lift the siege of Daraa, where protesters have taken to the streets calling for reforms and political freedoms.

It also calls on the government to immediately lift restrictions on media, launch and investigation and hold to account those responsible for attacks against peaceful demonstrators and to cooperate fully with an investigation of the violence by the UN Human Rights Council.

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