President al-Assad grants general amnesty

Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad issued on Wednesday the legislative decree no. 8 for 2016, granting a general amnesty for military deserters inside and outside the country and the crimes included in the Military Service Law committed before 17th February 2016.

The decree grants amnesty on the full penalty for those who have deserted inside the country who are included in Article No. 100 of the Military Penalties Law issued by Legislative Decree No. 61 for 1950 and its amendments.

The decree grants amnesty on the full penalty for those who have deserted outside the country who are included in Article No. 101 of the military Penalties Law issued by Legislative Decree No. 61 for 1950 and its amendments.

This decree does not include fugitives from justice unless they turn themselves in within 30 days for those inside the country and 60 for those outside the country.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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