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President Al-Assad Issues General Amnesty

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday issued the Legislative Decree No. 20 for 2019 granting general amnesty for crimes committed before September 14th, 2019.

The decree minimizes major penalties like execution to life-time hard labor imprisonment while life sentences are lessened to 20 years in prison.

The decree also covers military service penalties.

Deserters from the army must surrender themselves to benefit from the amnesty.

 Hamda Mustafa

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