Many legal experts find the German court’s conviction sets crucial precedent to prosecute other members of the Assad regime.
Experts say the contact is symbolically important but wouldn’t change much on the ground as Turkey and Russia are still on opposite sides over Idlib.
Police in Germany and France have arrested three Syrians accused of being former regime intelligence officers involved in torture.
Violence mars a frail ceasefire as regime and opposition leaders push forward with peace talks in Astana.
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