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Syria: German Trial for Wartime Atrocities Opens

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image The building entrance of the Frankfurt Higher Regional Court. © 2022 Julian Zündorf (Berlin) – Judges in Frankfurt, Germany will begin hearing evidence on January 19, 2022 in a trial involving allegations of torture and murder by state agents during Syria’s decade-long brutal armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. The start of the second trial in Germany for crimes against humanity committed in Syria, shows that justice efforts for atrocities committed there are gaining momentum. “Over the past decade, a large amount of evidence about atrocities in Syria…

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