German court sentences Assad regime officer to life in prison for Syria war crimes He's the first person convicted over the Assad regime's torture program. German court sentences former Syrian colonel to life in prisonLandmark ruling sees Anwar Raslan convicted for crimes against humanity in Damascus jail a decade ago. Assad's regime on trial for crimes against humanity. The court is about to rule on most senior official yetA German court is set to rule on the case of a Syrian colonel accused of committing crimes against humanity on Thursday, in the first-ever torture trial against President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Jailing of Syrian intelligence officer ‘step towards justice’, say former detaineesAnwar Raslan’s conviction in Germany sends signal that Assad regime systematically uses torture, say detention system survivors German court convicts Syrian colonel of crimes against humanitySyrian official Anwar Raslan gets life in jail, in landmark case that could set new precedent. German court: Syrian man guilty of crimes against humanity | AP NewsKOBLENZ, Germany (AP) — A German court has convicted a former Syrian secret police officer of crimes against humanity for overseeing the abuse of detainees at a jail near Damascus a decade ago. The verdict Thursday in the landmark trial has been keenly Live Updates: Verdict Due in Landmark Syrian War Crimes TrialA court in Germany will rule in the case of Anwar Raslan, a former colonel who is accused of overseeing torture in a detention center nearly a decade ago. Syrian torture: German verdict on crimes against humanityThe trial of Anwar Raslan is the world's first criminal case over state-led torture in Syria.