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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.

The parents of Iyad Hallaq have filed a petition with Israel's High Court demanding they hand criminal charges the two officers involved in their son's fatal shooting

HRW urges Israel to release body of murdered Palestinian

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HRW urges Israel to release body of murdered Palestinian

Israeli authorities are still holding the body of Ahmed Erekat, a young Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli border guards as he drove to his sister's wedding, the HRW said.

Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

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Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

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

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 ...

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.

Paul McLoughlin

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Syrians are holding a silent protest outside a German courthouse where two alleged Assad regime security officials are standing trial for ...

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Dozens demonstrate in Jerusalem over killing of autistic Palestinian

Protesters carried signs reading "Palestinian Lives Matter" and "Justice for Iyad. Justice for George".

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Israel police kill Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed

Eyad Hallak, a 32-year-old Palestinian man was killed by the Israeli police in the Old City. The officers claimed they suspected that ...

Palestinian journalists furious after veteran cameraman fired by AP

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Palestinian journalists furious after veteran cameraman fired by AP

Palestinian journalists have reacted with fury after the Associated Press fired a cameraman who protested against the Palestinian Authority’s ...

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Syrian on trial in Germany denies torturing prison inmates

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

Syrian 'torturers' switched sides, German court hears

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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 ...

'Watershed' first Syrian state torture trial opens in Germany

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'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 ...

Syrians face their torturers in German court

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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 ...

'Corona cake' is trending in Gaza

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'Corona cake' is trending in Gaza

A Gazan baker is trending after he created something called a 'Corona cake' in an effort to raise awareness about Covid-19.

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Germany to try suspected Assad aides on torture charges

The Higher Regional Court in Germany will hold the world's first global cirminal trial against Bashar al-Assad's aides.

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Israeli NSO Group 'behind' WhatsApp, Khashoggi, Qatari emir hacks

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Israeli NSO Group 'behind' WhatsApp, Khashoggi, Qatari emir hacks

Israeli technology firm NSO Group has come under criticism again for providing the code used to hack phones through one simple WhatsApp call.

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Israeli spyware company implicated in WhatsApp call hack

Code developed by the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company whose software was linked to Jamal Khashoggi's murder, has been implicated in a ...

Amnesty to take Israel to court over 'illegal spying'

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Amnesty to take Israel to court over 'illegal spying'

Amnesty has joined a petition to take Israel to court over selling spyware equipment that has been used to target journalists and activists.

Palestinians mourn killing of student

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Palestinians mourn killing of student

Palestinians in Qalandia refugee camp and al-Quds university mourned the death of Iyad Sadjadah at the hands of Isaeli forces.

Germany arrests Syrian regime 'intelligence officers' over war crimes

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Germany arrests Syrian regime 'intelligence officers' over war crimes

Two ex-members of the Syrian intelligence services have been arrested in Germany for aiding crimes against humanity.

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