Tayseer Qala Awwad
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|Tayseer Qala Awwad|
|Minister of Justice|
14 April 2011 – 2012
|Prime Minister||Adel Safar|
|Preceded by||Ahmad Hammoud Younes|
|Succeeded by||Najm Hamad Al Ahmad|
|Born||1943 (age 70–71)
|Alma mater||University of Damascus|
Early life and education
Awwad is a military judge, the former president of a military court, the president of the judicial inspection department at the ministry of justice, and a member of the Supreme Judicial Council. He was chairman of the commission of inquiry into crimes committed in the shield. Awwad was appointed justice minister to the cabinet headed by then prime minister Adel Safar in April 2011. Awwad's term ended on 16 August 2012, and Najm Hamad Al Ahmad succeeded him as justice minister. The reason for his removal was not stated.
On 23 September 2011, the European Council sanctioned him, arguing that he was "associated with the Syrian regime, including by supporting its policies and practices of arbitrary arrest and detention."
Awwad is married with five children.
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