Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

German court sentences Syrian intelligence officer to life in prison for war crimes

Thursday, January 13, 2022

A German court sentenced a Syrian intelligence officer to life in prison, in a landmark war crimes trial.

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In a landmark case, a German court convicts an ex-Syrian officer of torture

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The world's first criminal trial on torture in Syria's prisons ended Thursday in Koblenz, Germany — the first time a high-ranking ex-Syrian official faced Syrians in open court in a war crimes case.

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An American was locked up in Syria. A pact with a British inmate may have saved him

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Kevin Dawes describes how a fellow prisoner in Syria kept a promise that called attention to Dawes' detention. Now, five years after his release, Dawes is suing the Syrian regime.

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An American Citizen and a British doctor, held in a Syrian prison, make a pact

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

A U.S. citizen, described as a misfit adventurer, spent years in a Syrian prison and is now suing. At the same time, he's fulfilling the pact he made with his fellow prisoner.

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War Crimes survivors turn to German courts when international tribunals are blocked

Monday, October 04, 2021

German courts and investigators are taking on crimes far beyond their borders — alleged war crimes by ISIS, the Syrian regime and others.

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Syrians Have Stared Down Threats To Testify Against Assad's Regime In A Landmark Trial

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Witnesses have detailed Syrian prison abuse in a crimes against humanity trial in Germany for over a year. Some withdrew over threats, while many have persevered to bring to justice an ex-official.

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Witnesses Of Alleged War Crimes In Syria Testify Despite Feeling They're In Danger

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Witnesses to a Syrian intelligence officer's alleged war crimes face down intimidation as they testify in landmark trial in Germany — but they continue to tell the story.

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'A Beautiful Feeling': Refugee Women In Germany Learn The Joy Of Riding Bikes

Sunday, August 22, 2021

They come from countries where the idea of a girl on a bicycle is often taboo. Now a group called Bikeygees is teaching them to master the pedals. For the new riders, it's a lifelong dream come true.

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German Bike Program Helps Refugee Women Acclimate To New Community

Sunday, July 25, 2021

A program in Germany teaches refugee women how to ride bikes as a way to build confidence and integrate themselves into a new society.

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Palestinians Fear Eviction From Their Jerusalem Neighborhood To Make Way For A Park

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

An Israeli demolition last month revived fears among residents of al-Bustan in east Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood. "Yes, Bustan is going to be demolished for a park," says Jerusalem's deputy mayor.

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A Hard-Line Jewish Nationalist Is Accused Of Stoking Anger Between Jews And Arabs

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

An extreme right-wing member of Israel's parliament is accused of stirring up violence. He, however, says he's standing up for his view of Israel as a Jewish state.

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Israeli Comedy Writer Discusses Satire In Post-Netanyahu Era

Saturday, July 17, 2021

An Israeli sketch writer talks about making comedy after the ouster of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister, and how to handle humor around the country's serious topics.

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Palestinians Hope Israel's New Government Will Bring Progress To This Poor Town

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

In the village of Jisr al-Zarqa, residents wish for opportunities available in nearby Jewish towns. They wonder if the new government, which includes an Arab party for the first time, will help.

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Palestinians May Be Evicted From Jerusalem Neighborhood To Make Way For Biblical Park

Friday, July 02, 2021

Palestinians in a Jerusalem neighborhood face the threat of having their homes demolished. The move would be to make room for a biblical park of ancient sites sought by Jewish settlers.

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Israel Hits Hamas Targets With The 1st Airstrikes Since Cease-Fire Deal

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Israel Defense Forces said its fighter jets struck two Hamas military compounds early Wednesday morning.

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3 Days After A New Governnent Is Installed, Israel Strikes Gaza Targets

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Israel hit Hamas sites in Gaza after incendiary balloons were launched in the first attacks since a ceasefire ended 11 days of fighting last month.

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Israeli Nationalist March Through Jerusalem Has Heightened Tensions Further

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Israeli nationalists marched through Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem Tuesday, heightening tensions and providing a first test for the new Israeli government.

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Naftali Bennett Is Sworn In As Israel's New Prime Minister

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Israeli parliament voted to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years in power. Israel's longest-serving prime minister will be succeeded by Naftali Bennett, a former aide turned political rival.

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Israel's Parliament Ousts Netanyahu

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Israel's parliament has approved a new coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 years in power.

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Israel Poised To End Prime Minister Netanyahu's Rule In Vote

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Israeli parliament is expected to vote today on ousting long-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This, after Netanhayhu failed to form a coalition government after four rounds of elections.

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