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    Inside Story: Syria's emergency laws

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president, says the country's state of emergency should be lifted by next week.

    Inside Story, with presenter Darren Jordon, discusses with guests: Walid Saffour, president of the Syrian Human Rights Committee; Ivan Eland, a senior fellow and Director of the Centre of Peace and Liberty, at the Independent Institute.

    This episode of Inside Story aired on Sunday, April 17, 2011.