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Tracking down Syrian war criminals in Europe
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A former senior intelligence officer was sentenced to life imprisonment on January 13 in Germany. Anwar Raslan, a former head of interrogations at a detention center in Damascus, has been found guilty of 4,000 cases of torture and 27 deaths of detainees, a year after the first conviction of one of his subordinates. The road to justice has been long for the victims and their lawyers to find the former Syrian torturers who have come to settle in Europe since 2013.

If the Russian and Chinese vetoes have blocked referral to the International Criminal Court for years, the German judicial authorities have decided to investigate various cases, including that of Anwar Raslan, in the name of universal jurisdiction. Files nourished by the work of hunters of war criminals who knew how to find and unmask them.

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