Member of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Ayman al-Asimi, warned the Syrian youth who defected from the Assad regime’s forces against falling for the so-called general amnesty decree that the Assad regime issued for military defectors on Wednesday.
Al-Asimi said that the Assad regime has not honored any of the so-called amnesty decrees that it has so far issued, citing the regime’s repressive practices against defectors. He stressed that detention and torture is still waiting for the Syrian people, especially the returnees who were deceived by the so-called amnesty decrees.
Al-Asimi’s remarks came after the Assad regime issued a general amnesty decree for military defectors, giving them period of three months to turn themselves in and benefit from the decree.
Last year, Amnesty International issued a report under the title “you are going to your death” detailing how the Assad regime subjected Syrian citizens who returned to their homeland to arrest, enforced disappearance and torture.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights also confirmed in a report the arrest of dozens of returnees who were intending to spend their holidays in the Assad regime’s areas.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)