Landmark trials of Syrian intelligence officers will reveal new information about the country’s sprawling security apparatus and its war crimes under the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, according to lawyers who say they are happy the trials are finally taking place.
Today, is a great day for all the #Syrians affected by the #torture under #Assad. We are at the #AlKhatibTrial in Koblenz, #Germany together w/ survivors, witnesses & our partners @MansourOmari @SeifJoumana @IBRAHIMALKASEM @anwaralbounni @mazenadarwish3 & many more #Justice4Syria https://t.co/IGYau0a58w— ECCHR (@ECCHRBerlin) April 23, 2020
No more immunity
A handout picture released by the Syiran Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Chief of the General Staff of the Syrian Army Ali Abdullah Ayyoub (C), accompanied by a number of senior army officers during fighting in 2014. (AFP, SANA)
Exposing the system
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, wearing face masks as protection against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), meet in Damascus, Syria, in this handout released by SANA on April 20, 2020. (Reuters)