Inside the Raslan Trial: “The Movie Director’s Funeral.”

SJAC’s 32nd trial monitoring report details days 67 & 68 of the trial of Anwar Raslan in Koblenz, Germany. The witness, a Syrian journalist testified on how he identified Raslan as a high-ranking official at Branch 251 who was violent towards detainees. His eyewitness identification of Raslan was contentious. The Defense submitted a request to take additional evidence, asserting that Raslan never used violence against detainees himself or participated in “repressive activities” outside the Branch.