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Luis Esteban Kyburg

19.03.2021
Facts Between 1976 and 1983, the dictatorship in Argentina headed by Jorge Rafael Videla developed a policy of state terrorism, resulting in scores of human rights violations and crimes against humanity. Among these, at least 30’000 persons were forcibly disappeared for opposing the regime. It is also known that, in many cases, state officials tortured captive pregna...

Nurten J.

19.03.2021
Facts Nurten J. is a German national. According to the indictment, she traveled to Syria with her three-year-old daughter in February 2015 to join the Islamic State (ISIS). She married a high-ranking ISIS member and they lived in free apartments provided by ISIS after the owners had fled or were displaced. The accused regularly invited to the apartment a friend who e...

Omaima A.

19.03.2021
Facts Omaima A. is a German-Tunisian national. She traveled in January 2015, with her three underage children, from Turkey to Syria to settle there. By taking care of the household and children, she enabled her husband to participate in the hostilities as a fighter. Between spring and summer 2015 Omaima A. held a 13-year-old Yazidi girl, who was entrusted to her by a...

Khedr. A. K.

19.03.2021 - (Last modified: 25.03.2021)
Facts Khedr. A. K. is a Syrian national. His case is part of ongoing structural and person-specific investigations in Germany for international crimes committed by members of non-state armed groups in Syria and Iraq. Procedure The structural investigation concerning crimes committed by non-state armed groups in Syria and Iraq, including extrajudicial killings, to...

Carla-Josephine S.

19.03.2021
Facts Carla-Josephine S. is a German national.  In 2015, she left Germany with her three children without advising their father, who was entitled to joint custody, to join the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria. In 2018, the house where Carla-Josephine S. and her children were staying in Raqqa was exposed to various missile or bomb attacks during one of which her eight-ye...

Kassim A.

19.03.2021
Facts Kassim A. joined the armed resistance against the Syrian government in the city of Dara’a (Syria) in 2012.  His case is part of ongoing structural and person-specific investigations in Germany for international crimes committed by members of non-state armed groups in Syria and Iraq. Procedure The structural investigation concerning crimes committed by non-s...

Fares A. B.

27.07.2020 - (Last modified: 25.03.2021)
FACTS 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...

Mohammed Rafea Yaseen Y.

27.07.2020 - (Last modified: 25.03.2021)
FACTS Mohammed Rafea Yaseen Y. was allegedly an active member of ISIS between 2006 and 2008 in his Iraqi hometown of Al-Rutba. Jointly with other ISIS members, the accused is alleged to have constructed explosive devices and used them for attacks in the surroundings of Al-Rutba that resulted in human casualties. Among the victims were members of the United States...

Anwar R. and Eyad A.

27.07.2020 - (Last modified: 27.05.2021)
FACTS Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Syrian intelligence services have reportedly been systematically arresting, torturing and killing opposition activists. In September 2011, the German Federal Public Prosecutor opened a structural investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the governmental institutions.   L...

Jennifer W. and Taha A. J.

27.07.2020 - (Last modified: 06.04.2021)
FACTS In August 2014, Jennifer W. left Germany for Iraq and joined ISIS there. In the period between June and September 2015, she allegedly conducted the so-called daily “moral patrols” in ISIS-occupied Fallujah and Mosul by inspecting whether women’s behavior and clothing complied with the rules set by ISIS. While conducting such patrols, Jennifer W. reportedly carr...

Prosecuting international crimes: a matter of willingness

05.05.2020 - (Last modified: 07.05.2020)
How do different countries prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and enforced disappearance?...
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The trial against Anwar Raslan and Eyad al-Gharib, two former officers of the Syrian government's security apparatus ope...
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