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S1E3: The Doctors Who Resisted
Episode 314th October 2022 • The Syria Trials • 75 Podcasts
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While many doctors and medical staff sided with the Syrian regime after the protests began in Syria in 2011, there were, of course, many doctors, nurses and medical students who sided with the protestors calling for freedom and democracy. Field medical teams to help injured protestors, and later field medical hospitals and checkpoints to care for those wounded in the escalating war, were set up - only to become targets of the regime’s increasingly more violent tactics. We hear from physician Houssam al-Nahhas, who worked in hospitals in rebel-held East Aleppo, and from lawyer Steve Kostas and barrister Toby Cadman, about the case building efforts to hold the perpetrators of attacks on hospitals accountable.   

Please take care when listening - this episode talks about violence and war.

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. It 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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Useful links:

https://phr.org/issues/health-under-attack/attacks-in-syria/

http://syriamap.phr.org/#/en  

https://syrianarchive.org/en/investigations/Medical-Facilities-Under-Fire

https://www.justiceinitiative.org/ 

https://www.justiceinitiative.org/voices/building-roads-to-justice-in-syria 

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