Episode 9

After Torture

In this episode, Fritz and Karam speak to two international mental health experts, Dr. Vedrana Mladina and Diana Rayes. They comment on the accounts of survivors we interviewed in the previous episode. And we ask them how exposure to war and torture affects survivors' lives, and what their needs are after torture to lead a healthy life.

  • Dr. Vedrana Mladina


  • Diana Rayes


  • About Alaa M.

In Arabic: https://baladi-news.com/ar/articles/61992

In English: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/world/europe/syria-doctor-torture-germany.html

In German: https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/foltervorwuerfe-generalbundesanwalt-nimmt-syrischen-arzt-aus-hessen-fest-a-e22a443e-b4ad-480f-b9aa-e18013d5dfe4


  • Recommended by Diana rayes for Survivors




  • On Sara Hegazi


  • Literature Recommended by Dr. vedrana Mladina

The Murad Code 

www.muradcode.com; https://www.muradcode.com/draft-murad-code

Narrative Exposure Therapy 


Logo design by laurenshebly.nl -- Photo by James Lawler Duggan/AFP/Getty Images.

About the Podcast

Show artwork for Branch 251
Branch 251
Syrian Atrocity Crimes on Trial

About your hosts

Profile picture for Fritz Streiff

Fritz Streiff

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.

Profile picture for Pauline Peek

Pauline Peek

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.