Syria plans terrorism law to replace emergency law

by Reuters
Thursday, 31 March 2011 10:17 GMT

DAMASCUS, March 31 (Reuters) - 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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