Inside the Raslan Trial: An interrogator’s job is to interrogate

TRIAL OF ANWAR RASLAN and EYAD AL-GHARIB Higher Regional Court – Koblenz, Germany Trial Monitoring Report 49 Hearing Dates: October 13 & 14, 2021     CAUTION: Some testimony includes descriptions of torture. Summaries/Highlights:[1] Day 97 – October 13, 2021 P54, a former Syrian military pilot testified about Raslan’s defection and how Raslan helped the […]

PRESS RELEASE: First Forensic Training for Syrian Missing Persons and Forensic Team 

  This week, the Raqqa-based First Responders Team re-launched as the Syrian Missing Persons and Forensic Team (SMFT), following a week-long training in Erbil with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF). The training, which was coordinated by the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC), marks a turning point in the search for missing persons in […]

SJAC Resumes Arabic Language Trial Reports

  Starting in May 2020, SJAC began publishing trial reports for the case against Anwar Raslan and Eyad Al-Gharib. SJAC’s trial reports were one of the only records of this trial, with English and Arabic summaries available since day one. Unfortunately, since January 2021, SJAC has only been able to offer abridged Arabic summaries of […]

Inside the Raslan Trial: Prosecution: ‘Life Sentence Expected’

TRIAL OF ANWAR RASLAN Higher Regional Court – Koblenz, Germany Trial Monitoring Report 48 Hearing Date: October 6, 2021   CAUTION: Some testimony includes descriptions of torture. Summaries/Highlights:[1] Day 96 – October 6, 2021 P53, a 36-year-old Syrian and brother-in-law of P32 told the court about his relation to P32 and her family. However, contrary […]

Perpetrators’ documentation as sources for casualty recording

  [Previously published on Every Casualty on October 20, 2021] This article is based on the presentation given by Roger Lu Phillips at a webinar on casualty recording in Syria, on 21 September 2021. Roger Lu Phillips is Legal Director at the Syrian Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC), where he oversees teams documenting and analysing […]

Inside the Raslan Trial: Everything is Relative

TRIAL OF ANWAR RASLAN and EYAD AL-GHARIB Higher Regional Court – Koblenz, Germany Trial Monitoring Report 47 Hearing Dates: September 29 & 30, 2021 A full PDF of this report is available, here. All reports and witness lists are available, here.   CAUTION: Some testimony includes descriptions of torture. Summaries/Highlights:[1] Day 94 – September 29, 2021 Criminal […]

Interpol on Red Notice: Why Syria Should Remain outside International Law Enforcement

As the international community continues to normalize relations with the Syrian government, Syrians in the diaspora have expressed growing concerns for their safety. Yet their calls have gone largely ignored. Instead, countries like Jordan have acquiesced to Bashar Al-Assad’s reassimilation into regional politics, calculating that their domestic stability in the chaotic Middle East requires a […]

Inside the Raslan Trial: You cannot imagine such things

TRIAL OF ANWAR RASLAN and EYAD AL-GHARIB Higher Regional Court – Koblenz, Germany Trial Monitoring Report 46 Hearing Dates: September 8 & 9, 2021 A full PDF of this report is available, here. All reports and witness lists are available, here.   CAUTION: Some testimony includes descriptions of torture. Summaries/Highlights:[1] Day 92 – September 8, 2021 P50, […]