LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN HISTORICAL TORTURE TRIAL

The Syrian former colonel Anwar Raslan is sentenced to life imprisonment by a German court in a landmark case. This is the first trial in the world in which Syrian officials from the Assad regime are brought to justice for crimes against humanity.

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Covid-19: Human Rights Must be Respected.

Authoritarian governments must not use the corona pandemic as an excuse to repress human rights. We are watching you. We will call out human rights violations and hold you accountable.

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