Sonntag, 30. Januar 2022

Trial against syrian doctor Alaa Mousa for torture in Frankfurt

 Syrian doctor Alaa Mousa from Homs is tried before the Higher Regional Court for torture. He war working as an trauma surgeon and orthopedist in Germany until his arrest.

German newspaper BILD reports:

He should have been an angel in white. But he apparently decided to give his patients hell on earth. Now the Syrian torture doctor Alaa M. (36) is standing before the State Protection Senate of the Higher Regional Court (OLG) in Frankfurt.

The charge is crimes against humanity. He is accused of torture in 18 cases, as well as murder and serious bodily harm.

The Syrian entered the courtroom handcuffed at 10:04 am Wednesday – his face hidden under the hood of a winter jacket. He wore a white shirt over a blue suit jacket with a white handkerchief. His hair was shorter on the sides and he wore an FFP2 mask over his mouth and nose. He stared at the ground, motionless, until the end of the indictment at 10:44 am.

Raslan trial: syrian torturer Anwar Raslan sentenced to life imprisonment

 Koblenz district court has sentenced syrian interrogator Anwar Raslan to life imprisonment.

German newspaper BILD writes:

Syrian torturer Anwar Raslan sentenced to life in prison The Higher Regional Court in Koblenz (Rhineland-Palatinate) found him guilty of crimes against humanity, 27 murders and other offences.

The 58-year-old accused committed crimes against humanity as the head of interrogation in a secret service prison. Between April 2011 and September 2012 alone, he is said to have beaten, kicked and shocked at least 4,000 inmates with electric batons. Countless people were raped and sexually abused by him. At least 27 people died in the clutches of the torturer.

In February 2021, the court sentenced Raslan's accomplice Eyad al-Gharib to four and a half years in prison. He helped torture 30 people.

At that time, the court was able to prove that the former employee of the Syrian General Intelligence Service (Department 40) helped other perpetrators “in the context of a widespread and systematic attack on the civilian population” in “seriously depriving 30 people of their physical liberty and during the torture in custody".

The case got rolling because former victims who had fled to Germany recognized their alleged tormentors. They were arrested in Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, and in Berlin. The fact that the trial is taking place in Germany is due to the so-called principle of universal jurisdiction in international criminal law. Accordingly, crimes that have no direct connection to Germany may also be negotiated.