‘We are not going to shoot you; we are with you’: a Syrian soldier speaks

By Amnesty International researcher Cilina Nasser in Wadi Khaled, northern Lebanon
He is a 21-year-old soldier and illiterate. But this young man does not need to read and write to know that shooting at unarmed protesters by government forces is wrong.
He was ordered to shoot, refused to do so, and in late April joined protesters calling […]