French prosecutors issue arrest warrants for Syrian government intelligence officials

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 5 نوفمبر، 2018 2:07:52 م خبر دوليعسكريسياسي قضاء

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On Monday, French prosecutors issued international arrest warrants for three prominent Syrian government intelligence officials, including Ali Mamlouk, the head of the Syrian National Security. Mamlouk is in charge of most of the Syrian government security branches.

Le Monde reported that the pre-hearing judge issued the warrants upon request from the prosecutor, who accused the Syrian government officials for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, including forced disappearance and torture.

Le Monde added that the warrants are the first of their kind since the start of the Syrian Revolution in March 2011. The warrants are based on photos leaked in 2013 by the Syrian government military police photographer known as Caesar. The warrants are also based on a lawsuit filed by a French-Syrian national about the forced disappearance of two of his relatives after the Syrian government detained them.

Caesar's archive includes 50,000 leaked photos of detainees that died of starvation, diseases, and torture in Syrian government prisons between 2011 and 2013.

The lawsuit was filed by the French-Syrian Obeida al-Dabagh and human rights groups in 2016. Al-Dabagh filed the lawsuit after the Syrian government forces detained, imprisoned, and killed his brother Mazen and his brother's son Patrick in Damascus in 2013.

The Survivors Society in France, an organization concerned with detainees in Syria, said that the warrants are for the Head of the Syrian National Security Ali Mamlouk, the Head of the Airforce Intelligence Major General Jamil al-Hassan, and the Head of Interrogation in the Airforce Intelligence Brigadier General Abdul Salam Mahmoud, among others.

Mamlouk is a prominent figure in the Syrian government who headed negotiations with opposition faction commanders and dignitaries in different parts of Syria.

Earlier, a Canadian investigator collected one million documents, some of them bearing the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's signature, proving Assad's responsibility for war crimes in Syria. The investigator collected the documents to submit them to judiciary courts at a later date.

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تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 5 نوفمبر، 2018 2:07:52 م خبر دوليعسكريسياسي قضاء
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