In collaboration with the Syrian Association for the Missing and Prisoners of Conscience, the Syrian Coalition will organize Caesar a photo exhibit in London on October 6 to showcase photographs documenting the crimes committed by the Assad regime against Syrian detainees.
The photo exhibit will also feature a panel of discussion to discuss the reality that Syrians flee and ways to ensure justice and accountability for war criminals.
In July, a year long analysis by the FBI concluded that the 55,000 photographs showing the torture of 11,000 Syrian political prisoners are authentic, providing powerful new evidence to support charges of the Assad regime’s extensive human rights violations.
The photographs were smuggled out of Syria by a defector military photographer code-named Caesar over two years ago, show no evidence of being manipulated and “appear to depict real people and events,” the FBI concluded in a report compiled at the request of the State Department.
The FBI report is “very significant,” said Mouaz Moustafa, the executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a Washington-based group that helped smuggle the photos out of Syria. “It verifies that the Syrian regime is engaged in genocidal massacres in its jails. These are still going on today — and we’re not doing anything about it.”
The Syrian Coalition said that the photos provide compelling evidence that the Assad regime is the arch-terrorist in the region and can never be a partner in the battle against terror. “We call on the international community and human rights organizations to take immediate steps to bring perpetrators of these crimes to account. Keeping silent over these atrocities taking place inside Assad’s prisons is tantamount to participating in them.
It is worth noting that these photos previously went on display at the United Nations in New York, in the US Congress, the Holocaust Museum in Washington, and at the European Parliament in Brussels. (Source: Syrian Coalition)