Without conducting public trial | Syrian regime carries out death penalty on 24 people for “involving in wildfires across Syria”
The Syrian regime’s Justice Ministry issued a statement yesterday, announcing the execution of 24 people on charge of “igniting wildfires”. The Ministry said that 11 other people were sentenced to life in prison for “damaging public and private property”.
Here are highlights of the most important parts of the statement:
- “On the basis of the Judicial Provisions Act applicable to the Criminal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code and the Counter-Terrorism Law No. 19 of 2012, 24 people were executed for committing terrorist acts that led to deaths and damage to state infrastructure and public and private property through the use of flammable material.”
- “11 people accused of igniting wildfires were sentenced to life in prison for damaging public and private property.”
- “Four people were sentenced to hard labour for participating in sabotage acts.”
- “Five people were given jail terms of between 10 and 12 years for involving in these terrorist acts which led to deaths and damage to public and private property.”
It is worth noting that the death and imprisonment sentences were issued without conducting public trials.