As UN observers in Syria investigate whether chemical weapons have been used in the country's two-year civil war, a video has appeared on the internet. It claims to show the victims of a government gas attack.
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Luna Watfa was imprisoned by Syria's secret service. Now in Germany, she has closely followed the trial of regime torturers in a Koblenz court.
The verdict of a court in western Germany is the first step toward justice in Syria. It also paves the way for verdicts in war crime trials worldwide, DW's Matthias von Hein writes.
In a watershed trial in Germany, a Syrian national stands accused of crimes against humanity committed in Damascus a decade ago. His defense argues that he would have put his own life at risk had he ignored orders.
A former member of the Syrian secret police has been sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for being an accomplice to crimes against humanity in his homeland. The trial in Koblenz is the first of its kind worldwide.
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