Montag, 19. Juli 2021, 14:00 - 14:45

Online press conference - Syria Torture Trial - Women in war

Monday 19.07.21, 14:00 Brussels time in ARB, DE, ENG
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The historic trial of Anwar R., a high-ranking member of the Syrian intelligence service, is slowly drawing to a close. The trial has already shown that the Syrian intelligence services systematically use gender-based and sexualized violence in detention centers as a weapon against the civilian population. Survivors of sexualized violence in Syria, especially women, are not only affected by the direct acts, but also suffer from the fact that they are often socially discriminated against or even disowned by their families. The fact that these are not isolated acts has now also been recognized by the court, which updated the indictment in March 2021: Cases of sexualized violence in the al-Khatib division are now charged there as crimes against humanity.

Member of the European Parliament Katrin Langensiepen, observer of the trial, spokesperson for the Greens on Syria, and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament

as well as

Joumana Seif, Syrian human rights activist, co-founder of the Syrian Women's Political Movement, researcher at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

kindly invite you to a press conference in the run-up to the trial day, where they will frame the role of sexual and gender-based violence in the process and the role of survivors.

Ms Langensiepen will also address the demands of the European Parliament on how comparable processes should and must be continued within the EU. 

Please let us know via e-mail if you wish to attend the press conference:


Additional information:
Press conference will be available in Arabic, English and German.

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