Episode 5

Published on:

29th May 2020

Episode 4

Published on:

22nd May 2020

Episode 3

Published on:

15th May 2020

Episode 2

Published on:

7th May 2020

Episode 1

Published on:

1st May 2020

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About the Podcast

Branch 251
Syrian Atrocity Crimes on Trial
Branch 251 is a podcast about the world’s first criminal trial dealing with atrocity crimes committed by Syrian officials.

Prosecutors in the German city of Koblenz accuse two alleged henchmen of the Syrian government of crimes against humanity committed at ‘Branch 251’ detention center near Damascus.

Branch 251 gives you a succinct weekly update on the trial. With portraits of the main protagonists. Comments, analysis, and voices of the actors playing their part in the courtroom. Especially victims and their families who are looking for justice. But will a German court in a city nobody has ever heard of be able to deliver justice? Or are the obstacles too many that loom on the horizon?

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About your hosts

Fritz Streiff

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Fritz is an atrocity crimes and human rights lawyer who has a big problem with global injustice. He is currently based in Paris, France.

International justice is his big passion. Though podcasts follow pretty closely.

Karam Shoumali

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Karam Shoumali is a multi-lingual Syrian researcher, journalist, and expert on Syrian and Kurdish politics and the Syrian diaspora. Born and raised in Syria, He has played a major role in The New York Times’ coverage of the Syrian war and the resulting refugee crisis in Europe and Germany.