Head of the Syrian Interim Government, Abdurrahman Mustafa, issued a decision granting a general amnesty for the crimes committed before April 1st, 2020 as one of the measures being taken to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The pardon covers crimes committed before April 1st, 2020 and covers all penalties for misdemeanors and offenses, half of the penalties for felonies, the full penalties for those who have reached 70 years of age and those who are terminally ill,” Mustafa said.
Mustafa said that that the decision excludes the crimes which have a negative impact on society while preserving the personal rights of those affected and the courts continuing to look into these crimes.”
SIG earlier issued a decision extending the closure of the internal crossing points until further notice. The closure was due to end on Thursday. It also took other measures to ensure the safety of citizens in the liberated areas. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)