Criticism sparked as Interpol lifts Syria restrictions

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International police organisation Interpol on Thursday said it had reintegrated Syria back into its information exchange network, lifting restrictions imposed on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in 2012. The curbs were introduced against the background of international sanctions against Damascus over abuses by the regime in the early phase of the Syrian civil war. “In line with the recommendation from the General Secretariat headquarters, Interpol’s executive committee endorsed that corrective measures applied to Syria be lifted,” an Interpol statement said. The move means that Damascus can …

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