The German city court sentenced to the life sentence of a former officer of the Syrian special services reports CNN.
In 2011, when anti-government protests began in Syria, Anwar Raslan was Colonel Syrian intelligence. He took part in the suppression of protests and led the massacre and torture of the Syrians who were in prison al-Hatib in Damascus, known in the people called “Hell on Earth.”
For two years, the orders were raped, tortured and killed at least four thousand people opposed the Syrian authorities.
The Court recognized the perpetrators of crimes against humanity and gave him a life sentence without the right to pardon. Together with the rash charge under this case, his former subordinate, 43-year-old Iyada A., the verdict who will be announced later.
All the Syrians passing in the case were in front of German justice, having arrived in Germany as refugees and submitting requests for political asylum. In 2018-2019, they were arrested. German legislation allows us to consider in Germany about war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity, even if they were committed outside the country.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called the court decision historical. “This sentence must force the power of cartious to understand wherever you were, whatever post, if you apply torture and break the human rights, then sooner or later you will be rapidly responsible,” she said, reports the organization’s website.