European investigators are tracking down Syrian agents believed to have tortured opponents of Bashar al-Assad's regime. The agents are to be charged with crimes against humanity.
Some 128,000 people are thought to have been murdered in Syrian jails at the hands of the Assad regime. Thousands were tortured to death. Now, Europe is leading the charge to bring the perpetrators to justice.
German serious crimes police arrested two alleged former Syrian secret service agents on charges of crimes against humanity committed in Syria. Both men are accused of torture, and one is also accused of murder.
Washington will sanction and prosecute ICC judges who open an investigation into US war crimes in Afghanistan, said a top official. In November, the ICC chief prosecutor requested a probe into criminal action by the US.
A report has revealed new allegations of sexual torture, rape and forced nudity across 30 Syrian detention centers, at home raids and government checkpoints. But justice for survivors is proving a long road.
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