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Syria detainees hidden, says Human Rights Watch

Syrian state TV says the authorities have released 755 people detained during the nine-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

Observers from the Arab League are on the second day of their mission to Syria designed to stop the violent suppression of anti-government protests.

Human Rights Watch director Wenzel Michalski said eyewitness testimonies suggested the authorities had moved many detainees to military sites, with the aim of hiding them from the observers.

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