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Assassination of Syrian Kurdish leader a ‘dangerous escalation’

11 October 2011 An eyewitness to the killing tells Amnesty International of Mesha'al al-Tammo's death on Friday. The assassination of a prominent Kurdish minority leader in Syria may be a dangerous turning-point in the authorities’ crackdown on protests that have swept the country since March, Amnesty International said today.  Mesh’al al-Tammo, the spokesperson of the Kurdish Future Current party and a founding member of Syria’s new opposition National Council, was shot dead last Friday by unidentified gunmen in Qamishly, near Syria’s border with Turkey. One of his sons, Marcel,…

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