Omar Aziz, a famous Syrian peace activist, 64, died in custody February 16, 2013, Has it learned a few days later through his family. He died at the h? Military hospital in Harasta, a suburb of Damascus, after a long captivity in the detention center of the intelligence services of the Air Force in Mazze, where he was held since his arrest November 20, 2012 in a cell of 16 square meters with 85 other people.
Omar Aziz suffered from hypertension and had lost, according to his family, more than 15 pounds. Shortly before his death, he was transferred to the central prison in Adra. His family was never informed of his condition or even death. These are inmates who sent him the news.
An economist by training (University of Grenoble) and poured into new technologies, Omar Aziz had left Saudi Arabia, where he lived, shortly after the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011. It is one of the architects of the Local Coordination Committees, which have greatly contributed to maintaining the revolt, give slogans and ensured as long as possible that the struggle is peaceful and non-denominational. Continue reading
The Greek finance minister, Yannis Stournaras said Friday, Jan. 4 that Greece will vote by the end of next week a bill to toughen the regime tax on such employees and professionals.
This law, ahead of a major tax reform planned by the government in April, aims to replenish the coffers of the state in order to reach 2.5 billion euros in 2013, a commitment of Greece vis- -vis its creditors, the European Union and International Monetary Fund. The government, which is struggling to fight against tax evasion is widespread in the country, put on increasing revenue through increased taxation of professionals, champions of tax evasion, and employees with annual revenue more than EUR 21 000.
According to the press, which published excerpts of the bill in December, the new tax “will strangle the middle class”, already hard hit by the rigor imposed for three years and have led to a significant reduction in wages and pensions.
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