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Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the present too, writes Sam Hamad.

A former gravedigger has given a German court horrifying details about the burial of tens of thousands of Assad regime torture victims in mass graves around Damascus.

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Hugo Goodridge

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to bring them to justice.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Syrian on trial in Germany denies torturing prison inmates

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian on trial in Germany denies torturing prison inmates

Anwar Raslan claimed he had "helped to free" detainees, rather than torturing them.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian 'torturers' switched sides, German court hears

Anwar Raslan, who oversaw one of Syria's most notorious prisons, told a German court that he had defected from the regime and fled Syria to join the opposition in exile.

The New Arab & agencies

'Watershed' first Syrian state torture trial opens in Germany

Justice has been elusive for victims of the Syrian regime but human rights experts say the German trial offers hope for those subjected to war ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrians face their torturers in German court

Syrians who have suffered torture in Assad’s jails are coming face to face with their persecutors in Germany and taking them to court for their ...

The New Arab

Torture survivors bring case against Syria officials from Norway

Following in the footsteps of Germany, five former Syrian detainees have filed charges in Norway against 17 regime officials they accuse of ...

Assad officials begin trial, but regime brutality continues

James Snell

Assad officials begin trial, but regime brutality continues

Comment: Germany's efforts to prosecute two Syrians who are believed to have committed war crimes under Assad barely scratches the surface of ...

The New Arab

Germany charges former Syria officials with crimes against humanity

Germany has charged two former Syrian intelligence officers for torture and crimes against humanity, the first in a series of prosecutions ...

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