Arab States Weekly Review June 25th – July 1st 2011

The International Criminal Court in the Hague issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, his son Saif Al-Islam, and his intelligence chief Abdullah Al-Senussi, on charges of crimes against humanity. Meanwhile rebel forces continued their advance on Tripoli.

Clashes erupted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square between police and people protesting against the slow pace of reform. Egypt’s prosecutor-general said he would form a committee to investigate the violence.

At least 150 opposition figures met in public in Damascus, Syria, to declare their support for the uprising and call on Bashar Assad to end his government’s crackdown. Syria’s army withdrew from Hama, where at least 73 people were killed since clashes erupted in June.

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