Haytham Manna, a Syrian writer and spokesman for the Arab Commission for Human Rights, is president of the National Co-ordination Body for Democratic Change Abroad
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Friday, June 22, 2012
Syria's Opposition Has Been Led Astray by Violence
On 18 March 2011, the most important civil movement in Syria's modern history was launched in the streets of Dara'a . Inspired by the revolutionary spirit of the Arab spring, it was peaceful. Anti-corruption and anti-authoritarian, it combined local and national demands for democratic change.