The German Public Prosecutor's office announced [in German] on October 29, 2019, that it has filed charges against two Syrian nationals for crimes against humanity. According to the Guardian's coverage, the two individuals were arrested in February 2019, as a result of a coordinated operation by German and French police. Anwar Raslan has been indicted with crimes against humanity, murder, rape, and severe sexual assault in connection with a prison investigative unit known as Branch 251 that was run by Raslan. The other individual, Eyad al-Gharib, has been charged with aiding the commission of crimes against humanity. No further information about the prosecution is available at this time.