Syria’s Assad offers amnesty to military deserters and dodgers to encourage refugee returns

The fear of potential punishment for ducking military service or desertion is frequently cited by some six million refugees living abroad as one of the main reasons they do not wish to return to Syria. Under Syrian military law, deserters can face years of prison if they leave their post and do not report for service within a set amount of time.

 

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