FILE – Serda Alshehabi comments on the verdict in front of the building of the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany, Feb. 24, 2021. The court in the German city of Koblenz is scheduled to deliver its ruling Thursday in the trial of Anwar Raslan, a former Syrian secret police officer who is accused of crimes against humanity for overseeing the abuse of detainees at a jail near Damascus a decade ago.Victims of torture in Syria and human rights activists say they hope the upcoming verdict in a landmark trial will be a first step toward justice for countless Syrians who suffered abuse at the hands of President Bashar Assad’s government in the country’s long-running conflict. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP, file)