ALBANY, N.Y. — Two U.S. senators are releasing a bill that would impose sanctions on Syria to end what the senators call a campaign of killing by the government.
The bill by Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York would require President Barack Obama to identify violators of human rights, call for reforms and protect pro-democracy demonstrators. It would also block any financial aid and property transactions in the United States involving Syrian leaders who cracked down on protests.
The sanctions bill to be proposed this week would also prohibit the sale of advanced technology to Syria by any companies if the technology could be used for what the senators call censorship or human rights abuse.
The 10-month uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad has turned increasingly militarized and chaotic.
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