Germany sentences former Syrian officer to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity

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Anwar Raslan, a former colonel in the Syrian intelligence service, was found guilty of the murder of 27 detainees and the torture of 4,000 at the notorious al-Khatib prison in Damascus. Raslan defected from the regime of Bashar al-Assad and fled Syria in early years of the civil war. He was granted asylum in Germany and was for a time active in Syrian exile opposition groups.
5 months ago·Germany

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