Thursday, March 31, 2011

Assad sets up panel to prepare lifting of 'emergency law'

Reuters) - "... The state news agency SANA said on Thursday the panel would study and prepare "legislation including protecting the nation's security and the citizen's dignity and fighting terrorism, paving the way for lifting the emergency law." It said the committee would complete its work by April 25, but gave no further details... Syrian officials said last week a decision had been taken to abolish emergency legislation..."

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