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Syrian woman files terror charges against Assad in Spanish court

A group of international lawyers representing a Syrian woman have filed a criminal complaint against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

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A group of international lawyers representing a Syrian woman have filed a criminal complaint against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in the National Spanish court, accusing him of terrorism against civilians.

According to a press statement issued by the office of the lawyers, the plaintiff is a Syrian origin woman who moved to Spain and became a Spanish citizen. Her brother was unlawfully arrested and tortured before being executed by forces loyal to the al-Assad regime.

The criminal complaint accuses the al-Assad regime of atrocities and terrorism against civilians committed through his intelligence and security services.