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Syrian President issues decree on general amnesty

A general amnesty has been declared in Syria. The relevant document was signed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the press service of the head of state reports.

According to the document, the amnesty applies to those convicted of giving bribes, falsifying official documents, selling drugs, as well as juvenile offenders. This decree also provides for the mitigation of punishment in some cases.

We are talking, for example, about replacing the death penalty sentence with life-hard labor. At the same time, those who are sentenced to life hard labor will be reduced to 20 years.

As noted, the amnesty will not affect those convicted of arms smuggling, treason, espionage, as well as terrorism, which resulted in human casualties.

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