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Syria: 140 Militants Receive Amnesty in Hasaka

7 November 2016 17:00


A sum of 140 ex-militants who had turned themselves in and handed over their weapons to the government authorities have been pardoned, Hasaka Governor Jayez al-Hammoud al-Moussa said.

“Some 140 persons in Qamishli city in Hasaka province have had their legal case processed based on the Amnesty Decree no. 15 for 2016 after they turned themselves in to authorities,” the governed said.

Late in October, Syrian President Bashar Assad extended the validity of the decree on the amnesty for militants who decided to lay down weapons.

The July decree said that armed militants should be exempt from liability if they surrender and hand over their weapons to judicial authorities or the police within three months from the date of that decree’s publication.

“Assad had issued a decree … on the extension of validity of the decree number 15 issued on July 28, 2016, for 3 more months,” the office said.

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