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Verdict expected in Germany’s landmark Syria torture trial

A former Syrian intelligence service agent was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for complicity in crimes against humanity in the world’s first court case over state-sponsored torture by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Eyad al-Gharib, 44, was convicted on Wednesday of being an accomplice to crimes against humanity while…
bubmag
February 24, 2021
Syria

Israel Dodges Questions on Secret Vaccine-for-Prisoner Deal With Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sidestepped questions over whether his country agreed to pay Russia to provide coronavirus vaccines to Syria as a part of a prisoner swap between the two Middle Eastern countries. Mr. Netanyahu confirmed Saturday night that negotiations with Russia took place as part of efforts…
bubmag
February 21, 2021
Syria

Israeli woman released, returns home as two shepherds freed to Syria

The young woman who crossed into Syria returned to Israel in the early hours of Friday, after government hostage negotiator Yaron Bloom headed to Moscow on Thursday night to bring her back. Following her return, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to her mother over the phone, who thanked the prime…
bubmag
February 19, 2021