The Syrian Patient: Assad Henchman Treated Abroad Despite Arrest Warrant

Jamil Hassan is one of the Assad regime’s most brutal henchmen. But despite an international warrant for his arrest, he was able to travel to Beirut for treatment of his ailing heart. Why wasn’t he taken into custody?

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