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Inside the Raslan Trial: A new room raises old concerns about transparency

SJAC’s 25th trial monitoring report details days 57 + 58 of the trial of Anwar Raslan and Eyad Al Gharib in Koblenz, Germany. On trial day 57, the court moved to a new courtroom that was refurbished specifically for this trial. Technical problems made it hard for the audience to follow the testimony of a German criminal inspector who spoke about the experience of a former detainee in Branch 251. On trial day 58, Arabic-speaking members of the audience were given devices to listen to the testimony of the Arabic-speaking witness. He testified on his experiences of torture and inhumane detention conditions in Branch 251.