Koblenz, the first Syrian state crimes trial in Europe

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IN CAMERA | Episode 1

Koblenz, central Germany. This is the first state torture trial for Syria. This is also the first episode of Justice Info’s new IN CAMERA series. Every month, we’ll be bringing you a short video to tell the great story of transitional justice in pictures. The Koblenz trial is only the beginning, the visible part of many investigations launched in Europe to judge the crimes of the Bashar al-Assad regime and its executors mixed with streams of refugees. The two people accused in Koblenz are being tried for their alleged participation in the pitiless death machine. Many Syrians regard it as the first glimmer of hope for justice in a sea of atrocities. Since its opening in April, Justice Info has been recounting this trial through correspondent Hannah el-Hitami. In this video, Hannah invites you to follow her in this small German court where part of the mass crime we are witnessing, powerless, at the beginning of this century is being exposed and judged.

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