The Department of Legal Affairs of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s General Assembly confirmed that Law No. 6 of 2020 issued by the Assad regime comes within the framework of the regime’s and its backers’ strategy aimed at bringing about demographic change and seizing the property of dissidents.
The Department issued a legal memorandum highlighting the provisions of the law issued on March 17th, stressing that this law came as a complement to legislations aimed at expropriation of dissidents’ property. It added that the new law allows the regime’s cronies to tighten their grip on the property of dissidents and turn it into a personal investment with the aim of seizing what remained of the dissidents’ property.
The memorandum made it clear that the law was issued while half of the Syrian people are absent from their areas and properties, stressing that it aims to facilitate the seizure of the property of the dissidents and consolidate previous laws such as the now infamous Law No. 10.
The new law ignored the fact that half of the Syrian people have become refugees, internally displaced, and wanted for the regime’s security services, the memo added. It also said that those people cannot appear before the administrative and judicial authorities or other state institutions to prove their ownership rights or even claim them.
The memorandum cited the regime’s auctioning of the confiscated property, which enables regime loyalists and foreign entities to purchase property at the expense of the Syrian people, more than 85 percent of whom are living below the poverty line. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)