Syria's Assad Issues General Amnesty For All 'criminals'

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October 29, 2013 AT 6:04 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a general amnesty for all prisoners , a possible concession to rebels ahead of a meeting meant to help end the bloody civil war. The pardon would be extended to "criminals" -- a term often used by the regime to refer to political prisoners -- whose crimes were committed before Oct. 29.