Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture


The German foreign minister. Hi comas has welcomed the conviction of a former Syrian secret policemen on charges of complicity in crimes against humanity. The court jailed I'll eyeball Ghareeb for 4.5 years. Jeremy Bowen reports. The convicted man he had al Carib was a relatively low level operative among thousands of others in the Syrian regime's highly developed network of coercion and repression. He rounded up suspects who were later tortured and killed at a time in 2011. When the uprising against President Bashar al Assad was gaining strength on the regime was hitting back hard. The verdict is a legal landmark. The prosecution was intended as a test case to build up a body of evidence about the actions of the regime of President Assad that could be used in other trials, not

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