Cutting the grass under the feet of terrorism: President al-Assad grants general amnesty for deserters.
President Bashar al-Assad issued today the Legislative Decree n. 701 (2013), granting a General Amnesty for crimes committed before 29/10/2013.
The General Amnesty concerns punitive measures for violations of the Military Service Laws, expecially including deserters inside Syria (or abroad) if they rejoin the military service.
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What the Amnesty is not covering: the Legislative Decree n. 701 doesn’t include deserters that do not rejoin or contact the Syrian Arab Army in within 30 days, if they are in Syria, and within 90 days if they are abroad.