Author: Matthias von Hein

Iraqi defendant, Taha al-J., believed to have belonged to Islamic State, hides his face as judges arrive in the courtroom for the start of his trial for genocide and murdering a young Yazidi girl he held as a slave, on 24 April 2020, at the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Dedert)

Islamic State on trial

Prosecuting IS returnees in Germany takes the law's longest arm

Defendant Anwar Raslan arriving in court in Koblenz, Germany (photo: AFP/T. Lohnes)

Assad's crimes against his own people

Syrian ex-secret police stand trial in Germany

Yazidi women hold up pictures of missed relatives during a commemoration ceremony in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on 3 August 2019 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/T. Kienzle)

Pursuing prosecution in Germany

Justice for Yazidi survivors of Islamic State genocide

Refugees en route near the German-Austrian border on 20 October 2015 (photo: Reuters/M. Dalder)

Refugees and German crime rates

Zero correlation