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Inside the Raslan Trial: Gaining information “by whatever means” – a 30-year veteran of Syrian Intelligence

SJAC’s twentieth trial monitoring report details days 48 and 49 of the trial of Anwar Raslan and Eyad Al-Gharib in Koblenz, Germany. On both days, the court heard the testimony of a 30-year employee of the intelligence service. He told how deaths were recorded and uploaded to a database. Family pleas to locate loved ones were ignored. Hesitation and insecurities of the witness might have been due to threats against him and his family by affiliates of the Syrian government, as well as journalists harassing the witness at his home prior to his appearance in court.