Saturday, 26 July 2014 11:26

464 Syrians died in Assad’s Prisons in June

The Syrian Revolution’s Statistics Centre said that 464 people died under torture in Assad’s prisons in June. The Center said that a person is detained every four minutes, while four detainees die everyday as a result of torture and starvation. According to the center, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of victims of torture lately; however, these wholesale crimes have been met with utter silence by human rights organizations. On April 15 France has taken the first steps toward proposing a Security Council resolution that would refer Assad to the International Criminal Court for the prosecution of war crimes, an action long sought by rights advocates. France first signaled its intentions by circulating to all council members a report that compiles 55,000 photographs that emerged from the secret jails of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, showing evidence of torture. The United Nations Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry has found evidence of government-sanctioned torture to death of 11,000 detainees in Assad’s secret jails. The photos were leaked by a defected member of Assad’s security apparatuses, codenamed Caesar and were published Anadolu news agency. The former chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone who reviewed the photos said that they are credible." (Source: Syrian Coalition + Smart News)

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