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March 8 – The Syrian government continues to carry out assaults against the opposition movement, resulting in 62 confirmed deaths. In the country's capital of Homs, 52 people have been killed, 44 of which the Syrian regime executed. More than 50 rebels have been arrested in smaller cities throughout Syria. It has been reported that President Bashar al-Assad has initiated the killing of civilians in order to deter protestations against his rule. The Syrian government, however, has said that the deaths are a result of the government trying to cease terrorist plots. Neither report has been confirmed due to high regulation and restrictions on international journalists.
March 18 – Two male nurses were arrested and charged with a total of 16 induced deaths at a hospital in Uruguay. The two men were detained after a two-month long investigation, in which police uncovered that the pair had administered poison from Brazil and unauthorized medications to terminally ill patients. One of accused men has claimed he was working for humanitarian purposes in order to end the suffering of severely ill patients. However, Uruguayan Judge Rolando Vomera has stated that most of the patients whose deaths were induced did not have terminal illnesses. Along with the two arrested, a third nurse has been charged with concealing evidence pertaining to the case.
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