The podcast about the worldwide first criminal trial against Syrian regime officials is back! Just before the end of the year, the new team brings you this episode with an update on the most important developments of the trial in Koblenz from the past couple of months. To round things up, Noor, Asser and Fritz provide a review of what 2020 meant for the wider search for justice and accountability for crimes committed in Syria. And take a peek at next year, which will mark the 10 year anniversary of the Syrian revolution.
"Branch 251 - Syrian Atrocity Crimes on Trial" takes you to the heart of the world's first criminal trial dealing with atrocity crimes committed by Syrian officials. Prosecutors in the German city of Koblenz accuse two alleged henchmen of the Syrian government of crimes against humanity committed at Branch 251 detention center near Damascus.
This episode (season 2, episode 1) was made possible with the support of the MENA Prison Forum and UMAM Documentation & Research.