The first trial worldwide on state torture in Syria started in Germany in April 2020. The defendants: Anwar R and Eyad A, two former officials of President Bashar al-Assad’s security apparatus. ECCHR supported Syrian torture survivors and joint plaintiffs in the so-called al-Khatib trial. In this publication, we document the historic proceedings through personal contributions, trial reports and court documents to make the events accessible in the future (in German).
Here you can find the Arabic translation.