Thursday, May 10, 2007

Nancy's Pal in Syria

Oh boy. The cold hard slap of reality. Can't wait for the spin. Wonder if Human Rights Watch will have anything to say.

DAMASCUS, Syria -- A human rights activist was sentenced to 12 years in prison yesterday for meeting with Bush administration officials at the White House during a 2005 visit to Washington. Kamal Labwani, a Syrian physician and democracy advocate, was convicted of "contacting a foreign country, passing on messages and encouraging attack against Syria," according to local reports, which noted that a maximum sentence could have been a lifetime of hard labor.

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