German Court Convicts Former Syrian Intelligence Official of Crimes against Humanity

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On January 13, 2022, in a case that could set a precedent for other countries a German Court in Koblenz sentenced a former Syrian intelligence officer to life in prison for crimes against humanity, in the first criminal case over state-sponsored torture in Syria.[1]



[1]    Erika Solomon, German court convicts former Syrian official of crimes against humanity, Fin. Times, Jan. 13, 2022.