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Syrian militants in Germany: Hatem Badawi, former security agent snitched on protesters

War Criminals | 2020-06-14 18:50:00
Syrian militants in Germany: Hatem Badawi, former security agent snitched on protesters

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Hatem Abdulaziz Badawi is another Syrian refugee in Germany who served in Syrian intelligence services and was involved in war crimes against the Syrian people.

Eye-witnesses have provided Zaman al-Wasl with images and audio testimonies revealing the notorious career of Badawi, who worked as a security informat for over 15 years in the Syrian capital.

According to Zaman al-Wasl sources, Badawi had been collaborating with the Internal branch, known as Al-Khatib and the State Security Intelligence. 


Also, he worked with the Military Intelligence Division Branch (235) where dozens of peaceful demonstrators and pro-democracy activists had been arrested and killed under torture.

One of the eye-witnesses, who is also based in Germany, is ready to stand before the German courts to testify against Badawi.

Syrian journalist and writer, Asaad Al-Qassar, confirmed to Zaman al-Wasl seeing Badawi in the southern Zahira district in Damascus monitoring and photographing protesters during the first few months of the revolution that erupted in 2011.

“I saw him at a restaurant with a group of Shabiha carrying sticks and clubs. At the time, his role was limited to taking photos and communicating through the wireless device that he carried.”

He later infiltrated a neighborhood council claiming to have defected from the regime, which led to the arrest of 14 activists who are either still detained or have been killed under torture.

Badawi also contributed directly in the arrest of approximately 400 people from Zahira and Maydin, who took in the displaced families who fled the Homs bombing, on charges of harboring terrorists despite the fact that most of the displaced were children, women and elderly.

Badawi arrived in Germany at the end of 2018 through the process of family reunification, to join his wife there.

According to our sources, Badawi has traveled more than once between Syria and Germany, which raises suspicion on the possibility of him continuing to work with the regime’s intelligence in Germany, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have taken refuge, including activists, political opposition and defected officers, which puts them at risk.

The German RTL channel aired a report about members of the Syrian regime's security services who applied for asylum in Germany. The report indicates, as well, proof of their involvement in the torture of detainees in Syrian prisons. These people reside in the refugee shelters without being subjected to any legal prosecution. 

Syrian opposition says more than 500,000 prisoners are still inside the prisons of the Syrian regime.

About 1.2 million Syrian citizens have been arrested and detained at some point in the regime’s detention centers, including 130,000 individuals who are still detained or forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime, since the revolution erupted in March 2011, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

The nine-year-old war has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands and forced 13 million people from their homes, half of whom have left their shattered homeland.

Zaman A Wasl
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