Syria ends 48-year-long emergency law

Updated: 2011-03-27 22:17


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DAMASCUS - Syrian presidential advisor Buthaina Shaaban said here on Sunday that the country's 48-year-long emergency law terminates, the local Syrian News Station website reported.

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The decision came in the wake of nationwide protests that erupted during the last few days and resulted in some 50 people killed, according to Syrian official reports.

The decision aims to contain the protests that call for more political freedom, putting an end to corruption and releasing political prisoners.


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