Turkish lawyers file criminal case against Assad, Iranian officials

Orient Net - Yenisafak 2016-12-27 12:16:00

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A criminal complaint against Iranian and Assad regime’s "generals" and officials has been filed by lawyers from the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) at the Caglayan Justice Palace in Istanbul, Turkey for committing crimes against humanity in Syria, Yenisafak newspaper reported.

The ICJ said the criminal complaint was based on overwhelming evidence of crimes against humanity committed by the accused individuals in Syria. 

The list of accused individuals includes Bassar Assad and Qassim Suleimani, the leader of the Quds Brigade of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards terrorist group.

Other names include Assad regime defense minister Fahad Jassim al-Fureij, the regime’s chief of staff Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, general Suheil al-Hasan, and the commander of the Iran-backed terrorist militias fighting in Aleppo, Sayyid Javad. 

Moreover, a group of Turkish lawyers held a short protest outside the Caglayan Justice Palace to condemn the atrocities committed by Iran-backed militias and Assad terrorists against civilians in Syria.

In November, a group of German lawyers filed a criminal complaint against Bashar Assad to the German federal prosecution for committing war crimes in Syria.