Syria Case Hearing – Nabil Al-Sharbaji

This hearing is prepared together with the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression.

The case of Nabil Al-Sharbaji will be heard at The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists. The hearing will take place on 16 and 17 May 2022 in the Hague Hearing Centre in the Hague.

The Government of Syria has been officially notified about the Prosecution’s
indictment by the independent Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT). The government has been invited to exercise its right of defense during the hearing.



The livestream of the Case Hearing will be made available here and on the homepage of this website from 16 and 17 May, from 09:00-17:00.

During the first day, the Prosecutor will hear witnesses on the context of impunity for crimes against journalists in Syria since 2011. Witnesses will, among others, testify about their experiences with attacks on journalists and the role of the State and other actors in the perpetration, prevention and investigation of these crimes.

The second day is dedicated to the murder of Nabil Al-Sharbaji. The Prosecutor presents the evidence collected and hears witnesses, who will speak about Nabil Al-Sharbaji’s life and work, the circumstances of his death and the State investigation of the murder.

Day 1 of the livestream will be available here and on the homepage on 16 May from 09-17:00
Day 2 of the livestream will be available here and on the homepage on 17 May from 09-17:00