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Syria grants general amnesty for military deserters

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 9, IRNA -- President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued the legislative decree granting a general amnesty for military deserters inside and outside the country and the crimes included in the Military Penalties Law issued by Legislative Decree No. 61 for 1950.

This decree does not include fugitives from justice unless they turn themselves in within 4 months for those inside the country and 6 months for those outside the country, SANA reported.

The legislative decree also provides for granting a general amnesty for the full penalty for crimes included in the law of Military Service No. 30 of 2007 and its amendments.

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