Secretary of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee, Abdul Majeed Barakat, said that the 55,000 photos that a dissident military photographer smuggled out of the Assad regime’s prisons in 2014 constitute the strongest evidence of the Assad regime’s horrific, systematic crimes against detainees and forcibly disappeared persons.
Barakat stressed that the defected officer, codenamed as Caesar, did an act of heroism that deserves praise from all Syrians as he played a great role in condemning the Assad regime and exposing it in front of the international community.
Barakat said that even though eight years have passed since this heroic act took place, this evidence is yet to find its way to the International Criminal Court. He added: “Justice is still overdue. The crime is still going on, and Assad is still at large.”
Barakat pointed out that the failure to hold the Assad regime and its symbols accountable exposes the inaction of the international community and its failure to deter crimes and to fulfill its responsibilities for maintaining international peace and security.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)