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SYRIA: PRESIDENT’S NEW AMNESTY OFFER WAIVES DEATH PENALTY FOR WAR CRIMES

April 16, 2013: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has issued a general amnesty for crimes committed in the war-torn country prior to Tuesday (April 16), state news agency SANA reported.
“President Assad has issued decree number 23, granting a general amnesty for crimes committed before April 16, 2013,” said the agency.
Under the decree, “the death penalty will be replaced with a life sentence of hard labour,” it added.
Assad has issued several amnesty decrees since an uprising against his regime erupted in March 2011.
The latest will not apply to people found guilty of smuggling weapons or drug-related crimes, but those convicted of joining the rebellion would get lighter sentences, said the text of the decree published on SANA.
“Syrians who joined a terrorist organisation will only have to serve a quarter of their sentences,” said the decree.
“The decision does not apply to those who avoided conscription,” the text added. (Sources: Agence France-Presse, 16/04/2013)

BELARUS HANDS DOWN FIRST DEATH PENALTY THIS YEAR
SAUDI ARABIA: SERIAL RAPIST SENTENCED TO DEATH
SOMALIA: PUNTLAND EXECUTES 13 AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS
IRAN: SIX PEOPLE EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
EGYPT: MAN FREE AFTER 1995 BID TO MURDER MUBARAK
IRAN: EIGHT PRISONERS EXECUTED
JAPAN: 2 INMATES HANGED, BRINGING NUMBER OF EXECUTIONS TO 5 UNDER ABE
SRI LANKA: CALL TO RESOLVE FATE OF 461 SRI LANKA DEATH ROW INMATES
GHANA: GOVERNMENT COMMENDED FOR ACCEPTING TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY
INDIA: FIVE MURDER CONVICTS AWARDED DEATH SENTENCE IN ARA
BANGLADESH: MAN EXECUTED FOR KILLING WIFE, CHILD
ALGERIA: FIVE JIHADISTS SENTENCED TO DEATH
INDONESIA: MILITARY COURT SENTENCES SOLDIER TO DEATH FOR MURDERING TWO WOMEN
IRAN: FOUR PRISONERS EXECUTED
INDIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR FAMILY'S MURDER
TAIWAN: ASHTON CONDEMNS EXECUTIONS
INDONESIA: SUPREME COURT SENTENCES MALAYSIAN DRUG TRAFFICKER TO DEATH
TAIWAN: ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY REQUIRES PUBLIC SUPPORT
IRAN: NINE PRISONERS HANGED INCLUDING TWO AFGHANS
IRAQ: PILLAY CONDEMNS RAMPANT USE OF DEATH PENALTY
TAIWAN: SIX DEATH-ROW INMATES EXECUTED
ZAMBIA: DEATH PENALTY RETAINED IN THE DRAFT CONSTITUTION
SOMALIA: CABINET APPROVES DRAFT OF ANTI-TERRORISM LAW
UNITED NATIONS URGES HALT TO IRAQI EXECUTIONS
NIGERIA: MAN, 22, TO DIE BY HANGING FOR STEALING N955,600
IRAN: FIVE PRISONERS HANGED IN THREE DIFFERENT PRISONS
NIGERIA: DELTA STATE ASSEMBLY APPROVES DEATH SENTENCE FOR KIDNAPPERS
AFGHANISTAN: 3 MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH
TEXAS (USA): RONNIE THREADGILL EXECUTED
IRAQ PUTS 21 TO DEATH IN ONE DAY OVER 'TERROR'

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