The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said that it welcomes any decision by the government of Lebanon that would facilitate the lawful extradition of Syrian General Jamil Hassan to Germany which has request its extradition.
Last month, Germany asked Lebanon to hand over former head of Syria’s Air Force Intelligence Directorate, Jamil Hassan, after Public Prosecutor Peter Frank had issued an arrest warrant against him in June 2018 for committing crimes against humanity, systematic torture and the killing of prisoners.
Moreover, the European Union and the United States have previously sanctioned Hassan due to his support to the Assad regime per Executive Order 13573.
It is believed that Hassan is undergoing medical treatment in Lebanon.
"The United States continuously seeks to shed light on abuses committed by the Assad regime, including its use of torture, and calls for the regime to allow for unhindered access of independent monitoring organizations to detention centers," read a statement issued by the State Department.
"Moreover, the United States supports effective mechanisms for holding those responsible for atrocities in Syria accountable," it added.