A woman who spent months in Syrian prisons talks about the systematic humiliation, beatings and electric shock treatments she witnessed - and experienced herself.
German prosecutors have reportedly issued an international arrest against Syria's intelligence chief for crimes against humanity. It is the first time a country has launched legal action against a Syrian official.
Thousands of Syrian women are believed to be incarcerated in the Assad regime's prisons. Little is known about their fate, but those who manage to escape tell tales of horror. DW's Julia Hahn reports.
The Long Night of Ideas in Berlin took a look this year at growing threats to freedom of expression around the world. A talk at the Maxim Gorki Theater examined what Germany can do to help protect this human right.
The US global human rights report covers about 200 countries and territories. China, Russia, Iran and North Korea were top of the list in violating human rights.
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