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The fight to prosecute Syrian war criminals | With Joumana Seif

A court in Germany has sentenced a former Syrian colonel to life in prison for crimes against humanity in a landmark trial.

The New Statesman’s Europe Correspondent Ido Vock interviews the Syrian human rights activist Joumana Seif about the recent conviction in Germany of the former Syrian colonel, Anwar Raslan, of crimes against humanity. 

They discuss whether the Syrians who suffered under Bashar al-Assad’s regime will see this as justice, and whether other European countries could follow Germany’s lead in prosecuting international crimes. 

Further reading: 

Syrians in exile are fighting to hold Bashar al-Assad’s regime to account on an international stage. 

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