France slams crackdown on Syria demonstrators
France on Monday again condemned the crackdown on demonstrators in Syria and called for the release of all detained protesters.
"France condemns violence that claimed several lives and injured many among the demonstrators who gathered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Deraa," foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero told a press briefing.
"France calls on the Syrian authorities to free all persons detained for taking part in demonstrations because of their opinions or their actions in defending human rights," he said.
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