Second Syrian lawmaker quits in protest at killings

BEIRUT Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:10am EDT

A still image taken from an amateur video on April 22, 2011 shows protesters holding a large Syrian flag during a demonstration in Deraa. REUTERS/Amateur video via Reuters TV

A still image taken from an amateur video on April 22, 2011 shows protesters holding a large Syrian flag during a demonstration in Deraa.

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A second Syrian lawmaker told al-Jazeera television on Saturday he was resigning from parliament in protest at the killing of demonstrators.

Lawmaker Khalil al-Rifaei joined his colleague Naser al-Hariri, both representatives of the troubled city of Deraa, and announced his resignation on air, saying it was because of the killings of pro-democracy protesters.

"Security solutions do not work," Rifaei said.

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Dr.Ali.Kamil wrote:
One would hope the MPs who resigned said anything about the Syrian army soldiers killed in attacks on Army barracks in Deraa. We all understand the pain of those who lossed loved ones, but you cannot look at one side of the story only. Army soldiers and officers are being killed, and this requires at least some investigation, before blaming it all on the regime.

Apr 24, 2011 5:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr.Ali.Kamil wrote:
One would hope the MPs who resigned said anything about the Syrian army soldiers killed in attacks on Army barracks in Deraa. We all understand the pain of those who lossed loved ones, but you cannot look at one side of the story only. Army soldiers and officers are being killed, and this requires at least some investigation, before blaming it all on the regime.

Apr 24, 2011 7:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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