URGENT ¥¥¥ Syria opposition head demands women prisoners freed

Syria's opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib on Wednesday demanded that all women held in Syrian prisons be freed by Sunday, or the regime will lose its chance for dialogue, in an interview with BBC Arabic.

"These things cannot wait until judgment day. The demand that the women are released means that if there is one single woman still in prison in Syria on Sunday, I consider that the regime has rejected my initiative," the Syrian National Coalition leader said.