ADRA, SYRIA:  Syrian prisoners stage a protest and a hunger strike the central prison in Adra, 15 kms from Damascus, in support of President Bashar al-Assad who is facing international pressure over a UN inquiry into the assassination of Lebanese former premier Rafiq Hariri, 16 November 2005. Assad vowed in a speech that Damascus would not surrender to the demands of its enemies and pledged that outsiders would not be able to change Syria's direction.  AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA  (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP via Getty Images)