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Federal Council Rescinds Emergency Decrees

The emergency decrees of last summer, issued in an effort to curb the terrorism which followed the German elections were withdrawn yesterday by the Federal Council, in a decree which went to President Paul von Hindenburg for signature.

The special emergency courts, semi-military in character to try political offenders are withdrawn, as well as the death penalty for killing in a political attack. A general amnesty is declared for political prisoners and between 15,000 and 20,000 are expected to be freed.