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Assad: The rehabilitation of war criminals | Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s return to the Arab League culminates years of distortion and denial of war crimes. Plus, the media investigating the drug trade in Ecuador.

President Bashar al-Assad returned to the annual Arab League summit 12 years after he was shunned for cracking down on protests that pushed Syria into civil war. Assad’s rehabilitative process — spearheaded by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — has taken years of PR, publicity, photo ops and dismissing history.

Arwa Damon – Former Senior International Correspondent for CNN
Faisal Al Yafai – International Editor, New Lines Magazine
Nabih Bulos – Middle East Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times
Sarah Hunaidi – Human Rights Advocate

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