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S1E4: Crossing the Red Line
Episode 421st October 2022 • The Syria Trials • 75 Podcasts
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In the early hours of the 21st August 2013, the Syrian regime crossed perhaps the biggest red line in the course of the war in Syria - and dropped chemical weapons on Al-Ghouta, in the suburbs of Damascus. We look at that night, and the efforts of activists, documenters and lawyers to hold the perpetrators accountable.

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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. Translation was by Remi Alanini and the voiceover artist was Alaa Hassan. 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://www.vdc-sy.info/index.php/en/about 

https://www.justiceinitiative.org/litigation/french-criminal-investigation-of-chemical-weapons-attacks-in-syria 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52-9vVdPmHY&ab_channel=DWNews 

https://scm.bz/en/missing-and-killed-scm-members/razan-zaitouneh 

https://trialinternational.org/latest-post/islam-alloush/

https://chemicalweapons.gppi.net/podcast/ 

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