Syrian colonel guilty of murder, rape and torture in ‘Hell on Earth’ jail – BBC News

Syrian colonel Anwar Raslan has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity. He was linked to the torture of over 4,000 people in Syria’s civil war in a jail known as “Hell on Earth”.

The trial in Koblenz, Germany is the world’s first criminal case brought over state-led torture in Syria.

Raslan was arrested in Germany in 2019 having successfully sought asylum there.

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