Syrian ex-officer convicted for torture to appeal sentence

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The defence of the former Syrian intelligence officer convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison by a German court has announced an appeal to the Federal Supreme Court. Defence lawyer Yorck Fratzky said that his client, identified only as Anwar R, was not “satisfied” with the judge’s decision and that he was sentenced on behalf of the Syrian regime. “The defence has not seen this personal guilt,” Fratzky said.

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