Syrian elections - updates

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Hundreds freed in Syria prisoner amnesty – rights group

Jun 07, 2014 - 2:41 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 320 prisoners were released from northern Aleppo Central prison on Wednesday June 4 as Assad s victory in presidential elections was announced

File photo of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from Agence France-Presse.

Assad wins vote branded 'illegitimate' by opposition

Jun 05, 2014 - 9:48 PM

As celebratory gunfire erupted in the capital and loyalist areas across Syria at least 10 people were killed as the bullets fell back to earth according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

RE-ELECTED. Bashar al-Assad wins another 7-year term as Syrian President. Photo from AFP

Syria regime stages controversial wartime president vote

Jun 03, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Syrians in regime held areas vote in a controversial presidential election in which Bashar al Assad is looking to boost his grip but which the opposition has slammed as a farce

‘FARCE.’ A Syrian man shows his ink-stained thumb after he voted in the Syrian presidential elections at a polling station in the city of Homs, north of Damascus, on June 3, 2014. Photo by Joseph Eid / AFP