Five Syrian torture survivors living in Norway have filed legal complaints against senior officials of the Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) announced on Tuesday.

“Trials and investigations in Europe can pave the way to end impunity for grave crimes committed by the government of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad,” the Berlin-based institution said in a statement.

The complaint of the Syrian nationals documented crimes committed by 17 senior officials of the regime connected to the Military Intelligence, General Intelligence and Political and Criminal Security divisions.

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