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President al-Assad Grants General Amnesty for Crimes Committed before May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011
DAMASCUS, (SANA)-President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued Legislative Decree No. 61 for the year 2011 granting general amnesty for crimes committed before May 31, 2011.

The amnesty includes all members of Muslim Brotherhood and other detainees belonging to political movements.

The amnesty also pardons half penalties for felonies if there was no personal claim.

Article 1:

Granting general amnesty for all crimes committed before May 31, 2011 according to the following:

a. Replacing death penalty with life sentence of hard labor or long imprisonment sentence according to the crime.
b. Replacing life sentence of hard work with 20 years imprisonment with hard labor and replacing long-life imprisonment sentence with 20 years imprisonment.
c. Temporary sentence for the convicted who reached age 70 by the date of issuing this decree.
d. Life sentence for the convicted who reached age 70 by the date of issuing this decree if the crime committed before he/she was sixty.

Sayyed Nasrallah’s Full Speech on May 25

His Eminence Sayyed Nasrallah’s Full Speech
Resistance & Liberation Day 2011

In His Name

May 25th, 2011

The speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the Resistance and Liberation Day on May 25th, 2011.

I take refuge in Allah from the stoned devil. In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the world.

Peace be on the Seal of prophets, our Master and Prophet Abi Al Qassem Mohammad Bin Abdullah, his chaste and pure Household, chosen companions, all prophets, messengers, martyrs and fighters in the path of Allah until Judgment Day.

Brothers and sisters! Peace be upon you all and Allah's mercy and blessing.

I welcome you on your holiday and I would like that you consider your presence under the sun as a kind of assistance and equality with the Resistance fighters who have spent 30 days under the sun.

First I would like to address all of you, all the Lebanese and our Arab and Islamic nation with felic…

Dear Ban Ki-Moon, Your Concern for our Safety is Touching

Via MCS - 30. May, 2011
ED NOTE: With the forthcoming possibility of the UN possibly declaring a State of Palestine with defined borders, it is important for Israel to do what they can now to “legitimize” their own existence, and to cut or minimize their losses before anyone sits down with a chart and starts drawing lines. What the UN decides or declares in chamber or on the floor, is of little relevance, compared to what happens when a small committee of people sit down and actually start lines on charts, for that is the knife which carves the goose, or slices the ham!

I recall in art that there are two ways to define an object…either by drawing a line around it, or by drawing a line around inside the space which surrounds it. The same method can be used to define the borders of States.. Outlining the shape of Palestine will limit and define the shape of Israel.

There is obvious panic in Tel Aviv, and they have the hit men making calls world-wide, dropping off verbal bullets on importan…

The ruined village Palestinians will never forget

The ruins of Lifta are the final remains of the Palestinian hamlets that fringed Jerusalem until 1948. Now plans to bulldoze them are causing outrageA Palestinian looks at an abandoned security site after it was
damaged by Israeli air strikes in the northern Gaza Strip Harriet Sherwood, Sunday 29 May 2011 23.17 BST

Yacoub Odeh shows film-maker Mat Heywood around his deserted home village, now under threat from Israeli plans to build a luxury resort Link to this video In the soft golden light of a late spring evening, as yellow flowers are beginning to bloom on giant cacti, Yacoub Odeh climbs up through knee-high grass to the ruin that was his childhood home. For a man in his eighth decade, he issurprisingly nimble as he navigates ancient stones that litter the ground. But behind his light step is the weight of painful memories of a lost youth and a fading history. "Here is my house,"he says, sitting on the remains of a stone wall in whose crevices wild flowe…