German government will give verdict on Syrian prison torture
By: Ryan Oswald, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
There is a large amount of mass incarceration of both men and women being reported in Syria’s prison, Al-Khatib.
A court in Germany has announced that there will be a verdict on a man who is accused of presiding the systematic torture and killings that happen inside the prison known as “Hell on Earth”.
Anwar Raslan, 58, was said to be in charge of operations within the prison. He is being charged with 58 murders and torturing over 4,000 prisoners.
Majority of the 800,000 Syrians that now live in Germany bring many stories with them about the terrors that occurred within the prison walls, and Germany’s human rights lawyers took action and brought many cases to court.
If Raslan is proven guilty, he will serve a life sentence in prison with no possibility of parole. German human rights lawyers are able to use the principle of universal jurisdiction, allowing crimes from one country to be tried in another.
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