Syria: the tipping point. What now?
On 6 June 2012, the European Foundation for Democracy, in co-operation with MEP Franziska Brantner (Greens, Germany) and MEP Ana Gomes (S&D, Portugal), led a panel discussion at the European Parliament on the worsening crisis in Syria. The panel entitled was entitled 'Syria: The Tipping Point. What now?'.
We were honored to have Kamal Labwani on the panel. Kamal was one of the highest profile political prisoners in Syria for many years and a declared prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. He was released from prison in November 2011. Wissam Tarif from the campaign organisation, Avaaz also participated in the panel. Both Kamal and Wissam are working closely with opposition groups and individuals in Syria and have first-hand knowledge of the latest developments.