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CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The video out of Syria of the brutal crackdown against the people introduced; scenes shown from Damascus of several victims of murder, torture, bodies, beatings, arrests. [With CNN, Syrian vice foreign minister Fayssal MEKDAD†- denies there is a crackdown with the killing initiated by groups financed from outside Syria.] Earlier interview held with human rights activist Razan Zaitouneh about what is happening in Syria. [Voice of ZAITOUNEH - outlines the security campaign against protesters, how the injured are "ascared" to go to the national hospitals and get treatment at home, how another prisoner got killed with others arrested; describes the methods of torture.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Damascus: Arwa Damon) What happened to a Syrian boy shot by security forces and what she was allowed to see in one town where security claimed armed gangs were targeted discussed; inset video shown.

Cooper, Anderson;
Damon, Arwa

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