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.
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.