The first court case in the world against two of Assad's suspected henchmen is taking place in Germany. Fadwa Mahmoud is watching it very closely. Her husband and son vanished in Damascus in 2012 and may be among the regime's thousands of victims.
Facing a German court on torture charges, a former colonel of Syrian secret police denied ever acting "inhumane." German prosecutors claim Anwar R. oversaw torture of some 4,000 people, which lead to dozens of deaths.
For the first time anywhere, Syrian intelligence officers are facing trial — in Germany. The court aims to probe the defendant's alleged crimes as well as cast light on Bashar Assad's system of torture and oppression.
Lawyers for the former police officer had appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to take up his case, but failed. Sandoval is wanted over an alleged kidnapping and a slew of other disappearances.
A German IS fighter is facing charges of murder and torture at a German high court. This is the second time that he has faced terrorism-related charges.
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