Monday, November 14, 2005

News Out Of This World: Voluntary Or Imposed?

I have never heard of something like this before: that prisoners go on a hunger strike to protest the international pressure imposed on their country...this piece of news is coming from Damascus. I am indeed impressed at the prisoners' "civic responsibility". I am more impressed that they are getting access to a TV, newspapers, and a pen and a paper....just news out of this world, making me ever more speechless.

The vast majority of detainees at Damascus central prison are to refuse food for three days in a show of loyalty to the Syrian government which is facing mounting international criticism, Syrian official media said Monday.

"Ninety percent of the prisoners have decided to go on a three-day hunger strike to protest the pressure being put on Syria," the official SANA news agency said.Participants had sent a letter to the U.N. office in Damascus in which they "condemned the foreign pressure and threats against Syria which are based on unjust accusations," the news agency said.

"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."


Anonymous said...

That is to say that the prisoners were "hunger struck" just in time for the news conference. SANA cracks me up - yet another classy Baathist puppet show.

Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

Yeah sure ! I bet that even the MB prisonners are supporting Bashar !

Mustapha said...

remember the 100% election result for Saddam Houssein in a 100% turnout (including the dead and disabled) in support of their 'leader' vs the international community?