Syria plans terrorism law to replace emergency law

Reuters , Thursday 31 Mar 2011

Syrian committee to prepare terrorism law under pressure to remove state of emergency law

A Syrian panel which President Bashar al-Assad has established to look into lifting emergency law will prepare anti-terrorism legislation to replace it, the state news agency said on Thursday.

It said the committee will 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.

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