/Syrian intelligence officer convicted of crimes against humanity, gets life in prison in landmark German trial – The Washington Post

Syrian intelligence officer convicted of crimes against humanity, gets life in prison in landmark German trial – The Washington Post


Anwar Raslan, 58, was convicted on charges including murder, grievous bodily harm, sexual assault, deprivation of liberty and hostage-taking in connection to his work, according to a news release from the court in the western German city of Koblenz. The crimes took place as he served as head of investigations of the notorious Branch 251 of Syria’s General Intelligence Directorate as the country slid toward civil war.

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