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EU Director, Human Rights Watch. Tweets about human rights, IHL, Int'l law & politics. Passionate skier. Favorite place: where the view has no end!
16 Sep
Truly horrific testimony from a #Syria regime grave digger in the #AlKhatibTrial against former Assad officials charged w atrocity crimes.

Btw 2011-2017, up to 700 bodies would arrive at least twice a week from intelligence branches & military hospitals. thelevantnews.com/en/2020/09/mas…
The world knew about #Assad's #torture archipelago.

There was plenty of int'l reporting on the regime's arrests of dissenters, medical workers, journalists, & activists.

The torture, enforced disappearances & deaths in #Syria’s prisons was no secret.
hrw.org/report/2012/07…
.@WafaMustafa9's farther was one of those who stood up for rights in #Syria, so the regime disappeared him.

The @EU2020DE shld be inspired by Wafa's courage & humanity, & make:
ACCESS to;
RELEASE of;
JUSTICE for #Syria's 100.000+ detained & disappeared dissenters #EU priorities.
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