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Rights Group Demands Syrian House Scrap Law 49
Walid Saffour, president of the Syrian Human Rights Committee, called on Syrian People’s Assembly speaker and MPs to reconsider law no. 49/1980 which sentences to death any one proved to be affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood group. The London-based committee considered, in a message it directed to Syrian People’s Assembly speaker, a copy of which was obtained by Ikhwanweb, that chan
Monday, July 9,2007 00:00
by Ikhwanweb
Walid Saffour, president of the Syrian Human Rights Committee, called on Syrian People’s Assembly speaker and MPs to reconsider law no. 49/1980 which sentences to death any one proved to be affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood group.
 
The London-based committee considered, in a message it directed to Syrian People’s Assembly speaker, a copy of which was obtained by Ikhwanweb, that changes on the ground "leave no excuse for the government to maintain such a law".
 
Saffour said in his message:" After the end of all allegations already rejected by Syrian human rights committee, after the Muslim Brotherhood group in Syria issued many documents in which it confirms its rejection to violence and its commitment to peaceful and political action, like national charter of ethics dated May, 3rd, 2001, and the political project for Syrian future, dated Dec. 16th, 2004, and due to the negative impact that this law poses to social security and national unity…due to all these reasons, we call on the People’s Assembly, as a legislative body, to bear its historical and national responsibility during this tough conditions and reconsider and cancel law number 49 of the year 1980.
 
The chairman of the Syrian committee demanded, in case of not canceling law, Syrian president Bashar Al-Asad or the People’s Assembly to refer the law to the Supreme Constitutional Court to see its constitutionalism.
 
Being a law that violates the UN Charter and all human rights covenants and treaties, the committee said it "Preserves its right to show this law to human and judicial international bodies.

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