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Inside the Alaa M. Trial #9: Building Bridges

Inside the Alaa M. Trial #9: Building Bridges


Higher Regional Court – Frankfurt, Germany

Trial Monitoring Report 9

Hearing Date: April 26, 2022

CAUTION: Some testimony includes descriptions of torture.

Note that this report is not a verbatim transcript of the trial; it is merely an unofficial summary of the proceedings.

Throughout this report, [information located in brackets are notes from our trial monitor] and “information placed in quotes are statements made by the witness, judges or counsel.” The names and identifying information of witnesses have been redacted.


Day 12 – April 26, 2022

The session was dedicated to the verification of existing German translations of Arabic documents in the case file, as well as the creation of new German translations of Arabic documents that were added to the case file more recently.

The witness initially summoned for this day declined to testify in Court due to threats against him that were also confirmed by the relevant authorities.

The trial day scheduled for Thursday was cancelled.


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