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Syrian Arab Republic: IDP Spontaneous Returns (January 2021)

Reliefweb 04 Mar 2021
Sarmin town in Idleb governorate and the Homs community in Homs governorate respectively received some 500 and 400 return movements, while Deir Khabiyeh town in rural Damascus governorate received some 300 return movements. UN Office for the Coordination ...
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Montgomery County students, parents weigh in on school resource officers

Wtop 03 Mar 2021
Parents and students voiced their concerns and support for school resource officers before the Montgomery County Board of Education as Maryland’s largest school system reviews whether the policing program should continue ... Kim Kamensky is the Damascus cluster coordinator for the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations.
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Universal jurisdiction, Al Hol and the contradictions of European justice

The National 28 Feb 2021
Between 2015 and 2016, Germany welcomed around 1.2 million asylum seekers, many fleeing Syria’s civil war ... In Syria’s messy conflict, crimes have been committed on every side ... The same year, it also arrested Eyad Al Gharib, a former Syrian secret police officer accused of overseeing the torture of 4,000 people in Damascus ... .
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Germany says guilty in first Syria torture trial

Yahoo Daily News 24 Feb 2021
The same court will continue hearings in another case of a former intelligence officer charged with 58 murders in a Damascus prison, where prosecutors say at least 4,000 opposition activists were tortured in 2011 and 2012.Video Transcript.
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German court finds Syrian security agent guilty of torture

Business Day 24 Feb 2021
The same court will continue hearings in the case of a second suspect identified as Anwar R, a former intelligence officer charged with 58 murders in a Damascus prison where prosecutors say at least 4,000 opposition activists were tortured in 2011 and 2012.
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German court issues guilty verdict in first Syria torture trial

Straits Times 24 Feb 2021
The same court will continue hearings in the case of a second suspect identified as Anwar R., a former intelligence officer charged with 58 murders in a Damascus prison where prosecutors say at least 4,000 opposition activists were tortured in 2011 and 2012.
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German court convicts former Syrian regime officer of torture in landmark trial

Yahoo Daily News 24 Feb 2021
The same court will continue hearings in the case of a second suspect identified as Anwar Raslan, a former intelligence officer charged with 58 murders in a Damascus prison where prosecutors say at least 4,000 opposition activists were tortured in 2011 and 2012.
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German court convicts Syria torturer in landmark case

Middle East Monitor 24 Feb 2021
... officer and arresting and delivering at least 30 protesters to Al-Khatib detention centre in Damascus to be tortured after a protest in Duma in 2011.
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Former Syrian Secret Police Officer Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity

Vice 24 Feb 2021
Eyad al-Gharib, 44, was convicted over his involvement in the arrest of 30 protesters in 2011 who were later taken to the notorious al-Khatib prison in Damascus where hundreds were systematically tortured and starved to death by Syrian officers ... Another former Syrian intelligence officer, Anwar Raslan, 58, remains on trial.
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‘An institution of torture’: Why the conviction of a low-ranking Syria regime official in Germany matters

The Independent 24 Feb 2021
It was one of the many peaceful political protests that erupted in 2011 against the Syrian dictatorship of Bashar Assad, this time in the Damascus suburb of Douma. Syrian General Intelligence Directorate officer Eyad al-Gharib was there, and he told German authorities he was ...
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Germany convicts Syrian regime officer

Beijing News 24 Feb 2021
A court in Germany convicted a former Syrian security officer on Wednesday of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity for his role in arresting and transporting protesters to an interrogation center known for torture ... intelligence officer, Anwar Raslan, in February 2019.
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Texas and Syria suffer freezing temperatures and electricity outages

Free West Media 23 Feb 2021
The former director of the World Health Organization office in Damascus, Elizabeth Hoff, often commented to the press that machines sit idle in many Syrian hospitals for lack of replacement parts, since foreign companies are too afraid to incur the wrath of the US Department of the Treasury.
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Syrian chemical weapons expert ‘was on CIA payroll for 14 years’

Arab News 22 Feb 2021
Months later, he was approached and recruited in Damascus by a CIA officer. The book details how he went on to reveal the location of a top-secret chemical weapons lab in Damascus — Institute 3,000 — and had reported details of the Syrian plan to mount lethal chemical weapons on missile-ready warheads.

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