Episode 16

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21st Aug 2020

A Long Trip, Long Road

Koblenz is a small step on the long road to what, exactly?

In this episode, Fritz talks to Syrian lawyer and human rights defender Mazen Darwish about justice for Syria and Syrians, its forms and challenges, and what the trial in Koblenz means to him.

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Additional information on the topics discussed in the episode:

Mazen Darwish on twitter: @mazenadarwish3

His organization SCM: https://twitter.com/SyrianCenter; https://scm.bz/en/

SCM's press release: https://tinyurl.com/yy433aed

SJAC press release: https://tinyurl.com/y3cvvnpj

ECCHR press release: https://tinyurl.com/y6xb4zgp 

Constitutional Court press release (in German): https://www.bundesverfassungsgericht.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/DE/2020/bvg20-079.html

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Branch 251
Syrian Atrocity Crimes on Trial

Branch 251 takes you to the heart of 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 biweekly update on the trial. With portraits of the main protagonists. Commentary, analysis, and testimony from the courtroom. Especially from victims and their families looking for justice. But will a German court in a city few people have heard of be able to deliver? Or are there too many obstacles looming on the horizon?



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Pauline Peek

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Pauline Peek is a research assistant, production assistant and history student who also happens to possess a bachelor’s degree in singing. Originally from the Netherlands, she is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

Fritz Streiff

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Fritz is a strategic human rights lawyer with a focus on investigations and case-building in the fields of atrocity crimes and anti-corruption. International justice is his big passion. Though podcasts follow pretty closely. He is currently based in Paris, France.