Syrians in Egypt to commemorate slain Kurdish activist

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Oct 2011

Symbolic funeral for Syrian-Kurdish activist Meshaal Al-Tamo to be held on Monday outside Russian, Chinese and Syrian embassies

Leaders of Egypt’s expatriate Syrian community have announced plans to hold a symbolic funeral for slain Syrian-Kurdish activist Meshaal Al-Tamo in Cairo on Monday.

The funeral will begin in front of the Russian embassy in Cairo before moving to the Chinese embassy, they said. It will then converge on the Syrian embassy.

Russia and China have both vetoed UN Security Council proposals for sanctions on Damascus.  

Members of the local Syrian community, along with Syrian and Egyptian political figures, are expected to attend the event.

A prominent opposition leader, Al-Tamo was killed in Syria over the weekend by unknown assassins. Opposition figures blame the embattled regime of Bashar Al-Assad for the killing.

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