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Syria says 1,083 people given surrender immunity

English.news.cn   2011-05-11 00:12:13 FeedbackPrintRSS

DAMASCUS, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Syrian Interior Ministry said Tuesday that 1,083 persons from across Syria who have been involved in recent riots have so far turned themselves in to specialized authorities.

The ministry said in a statement said they have been immediately released after pledging not to repeat such acts that might harm the country and citizens, according to Syria's official news agency SANA.

The Ministry has recently appealed on those rioters to turn themselves to the ministry before May 15, vowing to release them without any punishment.

The ministry warned against staging any demonstration in the country "under any title" before getting official permission.

Syria has been gripped by more than seven weeks of protests amid calls for reforms. The protests have left more than a hundred army personnel and security agents killed across the country. Syria blamed the violent acts on "extremist terrorist groups."

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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