Fares A. B.
The accused joined ISIS in the summer of 2014. He was deployed in an ISIS prison where he allegedly mistreated at least three prisoners. Furthermore, he is alleged to have conducted raids, brought newly arrested individuals to the prison and guarded checkpoints.
On one occasion, during an examination at his checkpoint, he allegedly hit a truck driver on the head with a machine gun, jointly with another ISIS member. Fares A. B. furthermore is alleged to have participated in the shooting of a prisoner captured by ISIS for alleged blasphemy. The perpetrators allegedly placed the corpse of the deceased at the village square for public display.
On 12 June 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart indicted Syrian national Fares A. B. for membership in the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) and war crimes.
On 19 November 2020, the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart found the Syrian national Fares A. B. guilty of war crimes, attempted homicide in one case and torture in two cases, as well as membership in a terrorist organization. The trial was based on the indictment of 12 June 2019.