European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
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.