On September 20, director of judicial legislation department at the Ministry of Justice of Syria, Ahmad Farwati, revealed that the ministry is currently working on a general amnesty decree that will boost the ongoing reconciliation process.
“When the amnesty is announced, the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Defense will send instructions for the immediate implementation of this decree,” the Russian RT TV quoted Farwati as saying during a meeting of the Russian-Syrian Joint Commission for Refugee Repatriation.
According to Farwati, the general amnesty decree will cover every Syrian living inside or out of the country whether he was a civilian or a personal of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) when he violated the law. The decree is expected to be released by Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad very soon.
During the last few months, Russia encouraged the Damascus government to take steps to facilitate the return of Syrian refugees and the reconciliation process. Some of the steps suggested by Moscow included pardoning SAA deserters and delaying the mandatory military service in the newly liberated areas.