Based on the international recognition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people, the Syrian Coalition issued the legislative decree No. 1 rendering the military law No. 2 dated March 8, 1963 null and void through which a state of emergency was declared in Syria.
The annulment of military law No. 2 invalidates a number of other laws thereof, namely legislative decree No. 4 of 1965 on obstructing the implementation of socialist legislations, legislative decree No. 6 of 1965 on opposing goals of the revolution, and, legislative decree No. 47 of 1968 concerning the creation of the State Security Courts, legislative decree No. 32 of 1980, legislative decree No. 14 of 1969 on establishing the State Security Department, Law No. 53 of 1979 concerning the security of the Baath Party, law No. 49 of 1980 relating to the prosecution of members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The decree was issued during the General Assembly’s 20th meeting which began in Istanbul yesterday, where they discussed the field situation in Syria, the implications of the regime’s latest chemical attack on Sarmin, and the new international initiatives put forward on Syria, including the upcoming Cairo and Moscow meetings scheduled to be held next month.
The conferees also reviewed reports submitted by the presidential body, the Interim Ministry of Defense and the FSA’s General Staff and the recommendations of the political committee. Among the topics that are going to be discussed during the next two days of the meeting are the presidential body’s recent foreign tours, the general situation in northeastern Syria and the challenges facing the revolution as it enters its fifth year. (Source: Syrian Coalition)