President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday issued decree No. 161 on lifting the state of emergency in Syria.
President al-Assad also issued decree No. 53 on abolishing the Higher State Security Court.
He also issued decree No. 54 which provides for regulating citizens’ right to peaceful protest which is one of the citizens’ basic rights guaranteed by the constitution.
The president also issued a legislative decree by means of which the judicial police is to be specialized in investigating crimes and listening to suspects.