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S1E2: No Longer a Place to Heal
Episode 27th October 2022 • The Syria Trials • 75 Podcasts
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The trial of Alaa M is one of the only cases in the Syrian justice and accountability space to currently be ongoing in a criminal court. Alaa M is a Syrian medical doctor, who was arrested in Germany on suspicion of complicity in crimes against humanity. Fritz Streiff delves into the key topic this trial has highlighted - the Syrian regime’s use of doctors, their medical knowledge, and the medical sector more widely, to oppress, torture, and eliminate anyone who dared to oppose them.

The Syria Trials is a 75 Podcast production. This episode is hosted by Fritz Streiff, and produced by Sasha Edye-Lindner, with editorial support from Mais Katt. The voice overs were provided by Nama’a Qudah and Shamima Edye-Lindner. Translation was by Kristina Kaghdo. This episode was mixed by Tobias Withers.

Support for our podcast comes from German Federal Foreign Office funds that are provided by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen IFA’s Zivik Funding Programme.

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Alaa M Trial monitoring by SJAC -