Ten years on, Syrians hope for justice – in Germany
Syrians are marking 10 years since peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s government erupted in 2011.
The first trial of crimes against humanity in Syria is taking place — but not at the International Criminal Court. Ten years after the first protests in Syria, a tiny spark of accountability has been lit, with the trial of two Syrians who first came to Germany seeking asylum. On the anniversary of Syria’s uprising, we hear from a reporter who has been inside the court nearly every day of a harrowing trial, and from a woman who has staged her own vigil outside of it.
In this episode:
Wafa Mustafa, Syrian activist; Hannah el-Hitami, journalist in Berlin, Germany.
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