Syrian arrested in Germany for torturing captives with Daesh


A Syrian man accused of war crimes for allegedly torturing captives while being an active member of the radical organisation Daesh group in Syria in 2014 was arrested by German investigators on Wednesday.

Identified only as Raed E. in line with German privacy rules, the man was arrested in Berlin, federal prosecutors said.

He is suspected of membership in a foreign terrorist organisation, crimes against humanity, war crimes and bodily harm.

Prosecutors said, the suspect joined Daesh in summer 2014 and participated in an attack that August on the Shueitat tribe in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria.

Activists reported death tolls ranging up to 700.

Raed E. is accused of abusing and torturing three captives after that attack. Prosecutors said he had a man who was looking for a 13-year old brother kidnapped by Daesh arrested and then tortured him at various prisons run by the terrorist group.

The suspect allegedly also ordered the 13-year-old suspended from a ceiling with his hands tied behind his back. And he is accused of twice physically abusing a third captive during months in captivity.

Prosecutors said in a statement that, in addition to working in Daesh prisons, he handled transactions in which the freedom of Shueitat captives was bought and manned two checkpoints for the extremist group.

They didn’t say how or when he came to Germany. (Source: Arab News)