PBS NewsHour

Syrian official faces war crime charges for prison torture

Clip: 01/12/2022 | 8m 21s

On Thursday in a German courtroom, a verdict will be rendered in the world's first trial against a high-ranking former officer in the Syrian regime for crimes against humanity. Anwar Ruslan was in charge of interrogations in a government prison and stands accused of overseeing mass torture, rape and killing. For Reveal and PBS NewsHour, Adithya Sambamurthy and Luna Watfa report.

Aired: 01/12/22

Rating: NR

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