Call for Families of Tadamon Massacre Victims to Provide German Police with Information

Families of the victims can submit a report containing all information about them to the German International Police Agency specialized in war crimes, according to Enab Baladi.

The two main researchers in the team to uncover the massacre in the al-Tadamon neighbourhood of Damascus, Ansar Shahoud, and Professor Ugur Ungor, issued a statement to the families of the massacre victims about the mechanism for identifying the victims. 

In a statement issued on Saturday, the researchers called on the families of the victims of the April 16th, 2013 massacre, who identified their relatives, to submit a report containing all information about the victims to the German International Police Agency specialized in war crimes (BKA). 

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According to the statement, the German International Police will take over the process of identifying victims, taking into account the scientific and professional conditions, as a priority, a humanitarian necessity, and a step towards justice. 

The researchers invited the families of the victims to contact the person in charge of the massacre file at the German International Police, Martin Crocker, in Arabic, English, or German, at the following email: (martin.kroeger@bka.bund.de

The researchers also offered condolences to the families of the victims of the massacre, and to the victims of the Syrian war in general. They also wished them patience for the loss of their families. 

The statement coincides with news that the Syrian regime has detained the main perpetrator of the massacre. In a statement published on May 30, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said: “The Syrian regime is detaining the criminal Amjad Youssef, who executed dozens of Syrians and raped dozens of women in the Tadamon neighbourhood of Damascus.”

 

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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