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Syria - May 20, 2012 - 03:12

Last modified: 20 May 2012 00:12

The Syrian government has reportedly sentenced a citizen journalist to death after he gave a series of interviews to Al-Jazeera. 

Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri was found guilty of "high treason and contacts with foreign parties". 

He was arrested in April soon after speaking to Al Jazeera about the situation in Deraa. 

Reporters Without Borders says it is shocked to learn of the sentence and that the verdict is unacceptable.