The Frankfurt Regional High Court in Germany announced that it will begin the trial of Syrian doctor Alaa Moussa.
Moussa is accused of torturing prisoners and murdering injured people inside a military hospital and a military intelligence prison in Homs between 2011 and 2012.
Starting on Wednesday, the accused must respond to questioning by the Supreme Regional Court (OLG) in Frankfurt.
On June 19, 2020, Moussa was arrested by German authorities on suspicion of involvement in torture and crimes against humanity committed in Syria against detainees in Assad regime prisons.
The accused had traveled from Syria to Germany and began practicing medicine until his connection to the Assad regime’s intelligence and suspected crimes against humanity came to light.
Germany is currently reviewing more than 12 cases of crimes against humanity committed in Syria, according to a report issued last year by the human rights organization.