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Inside the Alaa M. Trial #3: So, it’s all fake? – Yes.

Inside the Alaa M. Trial #3: So, it’s all fake? – Yes.

SJAC’s 3rd trial monitoring report details day 4 of the trial of Alaa M. in Frankfurt, Germany. M. was questioned on the different CVs and work certificates that he created and submitted to Syrian and German authorities, as well as to potential employers. M. admitted that he altered his CVs and work certificates to make him seem more competitive in different situations. After extensive questioning about M.’s creation and usage of fake documents, the proceedings were adjourned to process the new information. The judges planned to continue their questioning of M. on the sketches he created of the Military Hospitals in Homs and Al-Mazzeh on the following trial day.

Summaries/Highlights:

Day 4 – February 3, 2022

The judges continued to question the defendant regarding the subject matter of the case. What the defense announced as a brief clarification by the defendant on his various CVs turned into a more than 2.5-hour-long questioning by the judges. Proceedings were eventually adjourned to “process the wealth of new information,” including M.’s submission of “fake” documents to Syrian and German authorities and potential employers. The sketches of Syrian military hospitals that M. provided to the court will be discussed on the following trial day. The defense announced that it would only talk about M.’s explanation about why the allegations were brought against him at a later stage of the trial.

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