Thema

Military Intelligence

Syria

Torture under the Assad Regime

Torture

The Syrian government led by president Bashar al-Assad is responsible for systematic and widespread torture. ECCHR together with seven Syrian torture survivors as well as the Syrian lawyers al-Bunni and Darwish submitted the first criminal complaint against six high-level officials of the Syrian Military Intelligence Service to the German Federal Prosecutor.

Syria

Syria's Air Force Intelligence – Right hand to the al-Assad family

Torture

Senior officials of Bashar al-Assad's government are responsible for the international crimes committed at Air Force Intelligence branches. A criminal complaint supported by ECCHR is directed against ten named high-ranking officials from the National Security Bureau and the Air Force Intelligence.

USA

Germany must enforce criminal prosecution of CIA agents and demand an apology and compensation for CIA victim El Masri

Torture

The case of El Masri is one of the best documented extraordinary renditions by the CIA. Several inquiry commissions took up his case, a number of lawsuits were filed before different courts. However, El Masri has not yet been granted any form of reparation or official apology for his kidnapping.

USA

Germany: CIA deputy Gina Haspel must face arrest on travelling to Europe

Torture

Gina Haspel, Deputy CIA Director, oversaw the torture of detainees at a CIA secret prison in Thailand in 2002 and failed to do anything to stop it. ECCHR's legal intervention in Germany is aimed at securing an arrest warrant for Haspel.