Syria offers blanket amnesty, opposition remains dubious

16.01.2012                      21.Tewet. 5772

Syrien-Aufstand:

Syria offers blanket amnesty, opposition remains dubious

Speaking in Lebanon, UN chief says "old order" of Arab dynasties ending: "The path of repression is a dead end."

Syria’s Bashar Assad granted amnesty Sunday for crimes committed since the outbreak of a 10-month-old uprising against his rule, state news agency SANA reported.
Opponents of the Syrian president said the amnesty was meaningless because most detainees were held without charge in secret police or military facilities with no due process or legal documentation….