The German judiciary sets the date for the trial of two former officers in the intelligence services

The German judiciary sets the date for the trial of two former officers in the intelligence services

Mar 12 2020

ARK News.. The German newspaper Der Spiegel has said that the Supreme Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany, has fixed the date for the first trial of two former members of the Assad regime's intelligence services.

On Thursday, April 23, the court announced the start of the first hearings of former intelligence officers of the regime forces, who were accused of participating in "crimes against humanity."

The German authorities arrested the two officers during two security operations in Berlin and Zweibruken in February 2019, and the two elements are Anwar Raslan (56 years) and Iyad Al-Gharib (42 years), according to the German newspaper, "Der Spiegel".

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) stated that the trial that will begin in Germany is the first of its kind in the world, on torture in Syria, and is expected to continue until next August.

Patrick Crocker, head of the Syria Project at the European Center for Human Rights, praised the trial and said that "further prosecutions must be carried out."

With the support of the European Commission for Human Rights, 16 Syrians are expected to participate in the trial, nine of whom are joint prosecutors and seven witnesses.

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