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French judges issue international arrest warrant against Syrias Assad


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Published November 15,2023


Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad attends Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November, 11, 2023. (REUTERS)

French judges on Wednesday issued an worldwide arrest warrant towards Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for committing crimes towards humanity.

Al-Assad was accused of committing crimes towards humanity within the city of Douma and the district of Eastern Ghouta in August 2013, utilizing banned chemical weapons, the human rights group Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression mentioned.

Warrants have been additionally issued towards the Syrian chief’s brother, Maher al-Assad, and two different navy generals, the middle added.

Human rights organizations filed a criticism in March 2021, which led to an investigation a month later by the executive courtroom in Paris.

Lawyer Mazen Darwish, founder and director common of the middle, hailed the warrants as “historic judicial precedent.”

“It is a new victory for the victims, their families, and the survivors and a step on the path to justice and sustainable peace in Syria,” he mentioned.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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