All those arrested allegedly signed a petition advocating improved relations with neighboring Lebanon, which coincides with a unanimous UN Security Council resolution [text; UN News report] to "strongly encourage" Syria to end the flow of weapons over the border to Lebanese militias, and to respond to a request by Lebanon to delineate their common border and establish full diplomatic relations. The Syrian government has condemned [SANA report] both the petition and the resolution as a violation of international law. VOA has more.
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