Legalists Amnesty Decree “36” issued by Bashar al-Assad included criminals and drug users

Legalists Amnesty Decree “36” issued by Bashar al-Assad included criminals and drug users

Nov 19 2023

ARK News… Syrian jurists confirmed that the pardon issued by Bashar al-Assad was nothing but a farce, and it was approved to be emptied of its content and used for showy purposes in conjunction with the decision of the International Criminal Court.

Syrian human rights activist Suleiman Al-Qarfan told Daraa 24 that Presidential Amnesty Decree No. 36 issued by Bashar al-Assad, head of the Syrian regime, is a ridiculous play in every sense of the word, because it did not include the terrorist crimes stipulated in Law No. 19 of 2012, which is the law used by militias. The Syrian regime and its security services are a pawn to punish everyone who was arrested in connection with the Syrian revolution.

Al-Qarfan stressed in practice, none of those arrested on the basis of their political positions or those arrested on the basis of malicious reports will benefit from this decree, and all those detained since 2011 are not included in Decree “36.” The pardon for murder crimes stipulated that the accused’s personal right be dropped to benefit from the decree. .

For his part, lawyer Abdul Nasser Hoshan confirmed to Syria Channel that Law 20 related to kidnapping has been emptied of its content by requiring the kidnapper to hand over the kidnapped person, which is impossible to achieve in relation to the incidents that occurred over the past years.

Regarding replacing life sentences with less severe ones, Hoshan said, this was linked to the issue of forfeiting the personal right and granting the aggrieved person who had not previously filed a claim to file a claim within 60 days, which is an extremely difficult matter for crimes.

Lawyer Suleiman Al-Qarfan confirmed the amnesty is focused on the perpetrators of the crime of internal and external escape, and does not include those accused of Law No. 19 on terrorism, and therefore all those detained since 2011 are not included in this decree.”

The issuance of this Decree “36” coincided with the start of the second session of the International Court of Justice to examine torture crimes committed by the regime in Syria. The decree only contributed to the release of a small number of Syrian detainees in the basements of Syrian intelligence, especially those who have been detained since the beginning of the events in Syria.

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