Syria’s emergency law to be replaced

End of emergency law has been coupled with new laws requiring state permit to hold demonstrations.

The Syrian cabinet has approved a draft law that will end the country’s state of emergency after almost half a century.

But the government does not appear to be completely giving in to protesters.

It has already arrested one prominent human rights activist in the city of Homs – and is also introducing a new law that would restrict future demonstrations. 

Cal Perry reports from Damascus

Source: Al Jazeera


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