Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced an amnesty for almost all crimes committed in the country before Thursday, the official Syrian news agency reported. Sana’a.
The amnesty system has exceptions, such as weapons smuggling and crimes resulting in death.
The scheme also includes reduced sentences for a number of offences. For example, prisoners sentenced to death can have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment. The life sentence can be reduced to twenty years in prison with a reduced sentence.
This is not the first time that Assad has proposed an amnesty plan. At the end of last year, he issued an amnesty to people who evaded military service. They had to report to the army within three to four months.
The Syrian government regained control of most parts of the country from the rebels with the help of Russia and Iran. Some rebel factions received support from foreign governments and jihadist militants.
Many Syrians who fled rebel-controlled areas still fear the measures if they return.
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