Assad announces "general amnesty"
Bashar Assad has tortured thousands of his own people. (AFP/File)
According to AFP, on Monday Syrian President Bashar Assad announced a “general amnesty” for all crimes committed during the Syrian civil war.
State television reported that the decree was issued in the context of “social forgiveness, national cohesion calls for coexistence, as the army secures several military victories.” Very few details were released about who would be included in the amnesty, AFP reports.