Statement of 1000

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The Statement of 1000 was a statement by 1000 Syrian intellectuals in January 2001, during the Damascus Spring, following the earlier Statement of 99 made in September 2000. The Statement of 1000 was more detailed than the earlier statement, criticising the effective one-party rule of the Ba'ath Party and calling for multiparty democracy, with an independent judiciary and without discrimination against women.[1]


  1. ^ Wikas, Seth (May 2007). "Battling the lion of Damascus" (PDF). Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2012-11-02.

External links[edit]

  • Alan George, Syria: Neither Bread Nor Freedom (London: Zed Books, 2003).