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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Idlib | “Salvation Government” grants amnesty for prisoners convicted of “penal and criminal” offences, days before Eid al-Fitr

The general Consultative Council in Idlib approved yesterday a draft decree on general amnesty for prisoners convicted of “penal and criminal” cases, before Eid al-Fitr.

The amnesty decree was issued by the Prime Minister’s Office of the “Salvation Government”.

Amnesty covers prisoners of those with financial penalties of less than $500, and pay half of the financial penalty if it exceeds that amount. The amnesty does not include those accused of murder, theft, drug trafficking and other heinous crimes.

Moreover, there are four official prisons in central Idlib, Harem, Salqin and Bab al-Hawa, with a prison population of about 1,500, in addition to some 20 unofficial prisons in various areas of Aleppo, Idlib and Latakia provinces.

The most prominent among these unofficial prisons, known as the “punishment”, which was near Kansafra before Tahrir al-Sham moved its prisoners to an unknown location.

There are also several prisons in western Aleppo countryside, countryside of Ariha, Harem and Derkush near the border, the city of Jisr al-Shughour and the Kafridin area near Al-Ghassaniya.

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