Syria: Homs, activists, Red Crescent arresting injured

French reporter and British photographer still in Bab Amro

28 February, 11:33

(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, FEBRUARY 28 - Six days on from the killing of the American journalist Marie Colvin and the French photographer Rémi Ochlik in Homs, their French and British colleagues, who were injured in the same artillery attack by government forces, remain in the besieged area of Bab Amro. Meanwhile, anti-regime activists have accused the Red Crescent of handing over some of the injured Syrian civilians evacuated in the last few days to the Damascus authorities. "We will not leave Bab Amro unless it is with the Red Cross, we don't trust the Red Crescent," said a spokesperson for the Activists News Association (ANA), one of the opposition platforms operating in Homs and other focal points of the uprising. The ANA network says that "three of the injured people evacuated by the Red Crescent last Friday were arrested a short time later". The group also criticised the action of the Red Cross. "They are not putting enough pressure on the Syrian regime to speed up the evacuation of the injured in Homs," said a statement on the ANA website.(ANSAmed).

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