Russia mercenaries slap by lawsuit for ‘murdering Syrian’

Three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) yesterday filed a landmark case in Moscow against Russia’s Wagner mercenary group over the torture and murder of a detainee in Syria in 2017.

“This litigation is a first-ever attempt by the family of a Syrian victim to hold Russian suspects accountable for serious crimes committed in Syria,” the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Russia’s top rights group Memorial and the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression said in a joint statement.

A video footage shows a group of six men torturing a Syrian detainee.

Source Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210316-russia-mercenaries-hit-by-lawsuit-for-murdering-syrian/

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.