Fears mount that Europe sheltering Syrian torturers

Fears are growing that “shabiha” militiamen accused of committing some of the most barbaric atrocities against Syrian civilians for President Bashar al-Assad’s regime are arriving incognito in Europe and getting asylum. The prospect has sent shivers downs the spines of Syrians who fled the war-torn country, as indications pile up that thugs who tortured on behalf of Assad have slipped into the flow of refugees arriving in Europe. “Today, there are war criminals who find refuge in France and in Europe,” Ziad al-Isa — a Franco-Syrian doctor who is part of the UOSSM disaster relief grouping — recently told French lawmakers.

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