In this week’s episode, Fritz and Karam speak to Der Spiegel’s Christoph Reuter about Anwar R. Christoph Reuter interviewed him in 2013 over two days and tells us "how he ticks".
And in court this week, Eyad A.’s police statement from August 2018 was admitted as evidence while his lawyers tried to dismiss it as inadmissible. Why? Tune in and find out.
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Some additional sources on this episode and the trial here:
- Christoph Reuter’s work and articles can be found here: https://www.spiegel.de/impressum/autor-90e188e1-0001-0003-0000-00000001557
- Christoph Reuter’s book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25404308-die-schwarze-macht
- Trial reports from Luna Watfa for The Levant in Arabic: https://tinyurl.com/yb5dqvwa
- @ECCHR Berlin hearing summaries can be found here: https://ecchr.eu/en/case/trial-monitoring-first-trial-worldwide-on-torture-in-syria/…
- Weekly trial monitoring reports by the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC): https://syriaaccountability.org/updates/2020/05/28/inside-the-anwar-raslan-trial-raslan-speaks-through-his-lawyer/
- For the international law nerds (says Fritz), this article on the state immunity issue by Alexandre Skander Galand called 'What Counts as State Practice? The Koblenz Trial and Functional Immunity': https://www.justsecurity.org/70394/what-counts-as-state-practice-the-koblenz-trial-and-functional-immunity/
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