January 25, 2022

Syrian intelligence officer is convicted of crimes against humanity, gets life in prison in landmark German trial – The Washington Post

Anwar Raslan, 58, was convicted on charges including murder, grievous bodily harm, sexual assault, deprivation of liberty and hostage-taking in connection with his work, according to a news release from the court in the western German city of Koblenz. The crimes took place while he was head of investigations in the notorious Branch 251 of Syria’s General Intelligence Directorate, as the country slid toward civil war.