Hannah El-Hitami


Hannah El-Hitami has covered the Al-Khatib trial and other universal jurisdiction cases in Germany extensively for JusticeInfo.Net since April 2020. She is an Egyptian-German journalist based in Berlin who writes mostly about sociopolitical topics from the Arab world, migration and postcolonial perspectives. She worked for the magazine of Amnesty International in Germany for two years, before starting as a freelancer in 2019. Her work has been published in Der Spiegel, Al Jazeera, Amnesty Journal, Zenith and others.

Gambian trial in Germany: the thin line between witness and suspect
In Celle, Germany, a former member of Gambia’s notorious “Junglers” is accused of crimes against humanity. One of his former comrades, with a very similar background, was expected to come as a witness to shed light on the death squad’s killing missions. Until he decided to make full use of his right not to self-incriminate.
By Hannah El-Hitami, our special envoy in Celle, Germany
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