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June 3rd, 2011
11:33 AM ET

Boy's torture sparks rage in Syria

Known as the "Arab Spring," a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests have been sweeping across the Middle East since December of last year.

In Syria, the story of the torture and murder of a boy named Hamza Ali al-Khateeb has rallied protestors seeking change within the country.

Columnist Mona Eltahawy joins Ali and Christine this morning to discuss the Syrian uprising and the outrage amongst protestors over Hamza's murder.


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  1. ma

    Thank you for covering this horrible event. It needed to be brought out before the world so people can see what goes on in Syria. This boy's death has to result in some kind of a positive change in a country that has had murderers and torturers in control far too long! RIP little Hamza, and know that people are seeing your story even if the Assad regime wanted to hide it from the civilized world.

    June 5, 2011 at 1:42 am |