Opposition Files Lawsuit Against Assad at International Court

Coalition legal committee has filed a suit at the ICC alleging war crimes

The head of legal committee of the mainstream opposition Syrian National Coalition has filed a lawsuit against Syrian President Bashar Assad at the International Criminal Court  (ICC) in The Hague.

 

Haitham al-Maleh told Zaman al-Wasl the report, which has now been submitted to ICC, took one year of preparation and documented most war crimes committed by the regime.

 

The veteran dissident also pointed said the Coalition intends to prosecute the Assad regime over its financial transactions, including fraud, money laundering and frozen money in the European banks.  "This money belongs to Syrian people,'' he said,  adding that he expected success at The Hague.

 

The ICC is a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.

 

Just days ago, a horrific new report accused the Syrian regime of torturing and killing thousands of detainees in government custody.

 

The report, first published exclusively by CNN and The Guardian on Monday, alleged systematic "crimes against humanity" being committed against prisoners in Syrian jails.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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