Zakharova: Journalists are pressuring witnesses to the Douma chemical attack

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MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday that the Syrian witnesses to the alleged chemical attack in Douma who gave their accounts at The Hague days ago were put under pressure from journalists.

This comes as a BBC reporter ridiculously claimed that a 12-year-old Syrian witness sustained “psychological trauma”.

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“Journalists, who have been exploiting the theory of democracy <…> and children’s images for many years, are now asking a boy whether he was psychologically traumatized by the journey to The Hague… I’ve found the names of those reporters, not only from the UK, but from The Netherlands as well,” she said.

“During our next briefing I will show you the names of those reporters and we will reconstruct the true picture of how they mistreated those Syrians,” she continued.

“I would like to ask those UK reporters: when they called for the Arab Spring in the Middle East and North Africa in their reports six or seven years ago, have they ever thought of how traumatizing those events may be for children who were unborn at that moment?” she added.

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