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German court issues guilty verdict in first Syria torture trial

Eyad A., was found guilty of arresting at least 30 opposition activists after an anti-Assad demonstration in 2011 and sending them to an intelligence facility knowing they would be tortured

Reuters , Wednesday 24 Feb 2021
Eyad al-Gharib trail
Presiding judge Anne Kerber (L) stands before handing the verdict to Syrian defendant Eyad al-Gharib (2ndR, hidden under a folder), accused of crimes against humanity in the first trial of its kind to emerge from the Syrian conflict, waits to hear the verdict in the court room on February 24, 2021 in Koblenz, western Germany. AFP
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A German court sentenced a former member of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s security services to four and half years in prison after finding him guilty of facilitating the torture of 30 prisoners, a Syrian lawyer said on Wednesday.

Eyad A., was found guilty of arresting at least 30 opposition activists after an anti-Assad demonstration in 2011 and sending them to an intelligence facility knowing they would be tortured.

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