Syrian Revolution News Round-up ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية
Day 441: Monday, 28 May 2012 اليوم ٤٤١: الاثنين، ٢۸ أيّار/مايو ٢٠١٢
General Strikes Paralyze Life in Damascus
Medhat Pasha market in the Old City on strike
Three gas shipments totalling 50,000 tons are heading to Syria from Algeria, Russia and Iran.
The regime intends to issue subpoenas to over 500 Syrian oppositionist members.
Two Saudi institutions requested permission from the Syrian Oil
Ministry for the establishment of an oil refinery in Syria capable of
producing 50,000 barrels of oil per day.
Damascus: General strike in the busiest markets at the heart of the capital in condemnation of the regime’s crimes against its people, P2
Hama: Assad’s forces massacre children and elderly alike
Homs: Assad’s regime ignores international condemnations of its crimes and continues to shell the city, P2, P3, P4
Yabroud, Damascus Suburb: Tens of thousands of protesters join the funeral procession of fallen hero Mohammad Taha in the presence of the UN observers, P2
Summary of Events
A general strike held by Damascene merchants paralyzed the major
commercial districts in the capital, including Hariqa, Bezouriyeh, and
Medhat Pasha. Security forces attempted to forcibly open stores but the
merchants and locals stood in defiance. The merchants of Damascus have
endured significant support and influence within the social circles of
the country, due to the guilds they have formed centuries ago.
SRCC sources disclosed that the regime intends to issue subpoenas to
over 500 Syrian opposition figures, most residing abroad. The names
include all SNC members, and Muslim Brotherhood chairman Riyad Shaqfe.
The subpoenas will be issued by First Attorney in Damascus Ahmad Sayyed
Ali, based on a memo from the office of the Minister of Justice, Tayseer
Qalla Awwad. This proves that the Assad regime has no sincere intent of
dialogue with the opposition, a claim the opposition have been saying
Regime forces killed at least 34 people today; nine fell in Hama as
regime forces continued to shell the city. Regime violations continued
as its forces shelled the city of Houleh and the neighbourhoods of Joret
Sheyah, Old City, Qarabis, Qosur, Khaldiya, and Hamidiya in the city of
Homs. Regime forces also opened fire in the towns and cities of
Boukamal, Quriya, and Muhasan in the province of Deir Azzour as well as
the Damascus neighbourhoods of Tadamon, Hajar Aswad and Nahar Aisha, the
suburbs of Yabroud and Douma, and the town of Kherbet Ghazaleh in the
province of Daraa. Furthermore, it shelled the Aleppo suburb of Ikhtarin
with its Air Force and the towns of Dael and Kafar Shamas.
Peaceful demonstrations continued at Aleppo University while regime
personnel continued to disperse the students by firing live rounds at
them and arbitrarily arresting many.
Inside sources reported that three gas shipments totalling 50,000 tons
are heading to Syria from Algeria, Russia and Iran. Meanwhile, two Saudi
institutions, the Regional Institution for Oil Products and the
Commercial Institution of Abdul Hameed Mousa, requested permission from
the Syrian Oil Ministry for the establishment of an oil refinery in
Syria capable of producing 50,000 barrels of oil a day.