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#Syria shuts casino, okays veil in schools


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DAMASCUS Syria‘s embattled secular authorities have closed the country’s sole casino and eased restrictions on the wearing of the veil by school teachers, a leading human rights activist said on Wednesday.

“They are trying to win over men of religion in a bid to sideline what is happening, even while there are protests every week when people leave the mosques,” after the main weekly Muslim prayers each Friday, said Syrian League for Human Rights chairman Abdul Karim Rihawi.

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