Syria rebels hail ex-officer’s conviction, want more justice

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Syrian rebel and opposition groups said Germany’s conviction of a former Syrian intelligence officer for crimes against humanity this week was welcome but was only a step towards holding to account President Bashar al-Assad and his top aides. The conviction of Anwar Raslan, who defected to Syria’s opposition in 2012 before securing asylum in Germany, marked a landmark ruling related tostate torture committed during Syria’s decade-long conflict But opponents of Syria’s regime said cases against lower ranking officers should not distract from more senior targets. “We welcome the justice of the G…

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