Secret Prisons in Syria: A Conversation with Omar Alshogre
April 12, 2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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WCC; B015 Classroom
Join Advocates for Human Rights, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the WLA International Committee, and the Middle Eastern Law Students Association for a conversation with Omar AlShogre about secret prisons and crimes against humanity in Syria. AlShogre is a Syrian public speaker and human rights advocate who fled Syria at the age of 20, after being arrested and imprisoned in its most notorious prisons for 3 years. From his new home in Washington D.C., Omar is currently engaged in raising awareness about the situation in Syria, meeting with the White House, Holocaust Museum, multiple members of Congress, HRW, NYT, the Washington Post, amongst others. He is also a key witness to multiple national prosecution efforts to hold the Assad regime accountable for War Crimes, and will be playing an important role alongside Caesar as a key witness for future US national prosecution efforts of the Assad regime where American citizens have been executed or detained. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Ioannis Kalpouzos, a Visiting Professor at HLS and the co-founder of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN). He specializes in public international law, international criminal law, human rights law, and the law of war. Lunch will be provided.
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April 12, 2022, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm