General Amnesty issued by Syria’s Autonomous Administration

RAQQA, Syria (North Press) – On Saturday, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) issued a general amnesty for all crimes committed before the date of October 10, 2020.

On its official Facebook page, the Autonomous Administration published that this decision is considered effective from the date of its issuance.

Yasser al-Suleiman, deputy co-chair of the General Council in AANES, said that the amnesty decision comes after a series of meetings of the Syrian Democratic Council and many requests from the residents, dignitaries, and sheikhs of the region’s tribes.

He added that this amnesty would not be the last “for reform among the peoples and components of the region.”

According to this decision, full penalties for offenses and misdemeanors are pardoned.

Some penalties were replaced by half the sentence imposed, while those with chronic and incurable diseases were exempted from the full penalty.

The pardon decision excluded from its provisions “crimes of treason and espionage, honor killings, rape, drug trafficking and drug promotion, and leaders and princes trained in terrorist organizations unless they surrender themselves within 60 days from the date of the decision, as well as fines.”

Last week, Farid Ati, co-chair of the General Council for Autonomous Administration, told North Press that they would issue a general amnesty soon.