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Inside the Raslan Trial: How the Syrian Government Documented Torture and How “Caesar” Leaked the Photos

SJAC’s sixteenth trial monitoring report details days 38, 39 and 40 of the trial of Anwar Raslan and Eyad Al Gharib in Koblenz. All three days dealt with the origins of the Caesar files, their content as well as their analysis by German authorities. The judges heard a French journalist who interviewed Caesar and members of the so-called Caesar files group, read out a report by Desmond De-Silva and David Crane on the forensic analysis of the pictures and heard a German chief criminal inspector who testified on the thorough technical analysis of the files conducted by his office as well as the interview of Sami, a close friend of Caesar who was involved in sorting and sharing the files.