Ex-officer jailed for Syrian war crimes after landmark German trial

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet hailed what she called ‘a landmark leap forward’ in pursuing justice for the serious human rights violations perpetrated in Syria.

EROL DOGRUDOGAN JOSEPH NASR
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KOBLENZ, Germany — A German court on Thursday jailed a Syrian ex-intelligence officer for life for murder, rape and crimes against humanity, handing down the first ever conviction for statebacked torture committed during Syria’s civil war after a...

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