The Syrian Coalition’s office in Brussels co-organized Caesar Exhibition, a photo exhibition showcasing photographs of detainees from the Assad regime’s prisons and detention centers.
The photo exhibition was hosted earlier today in Dublin by Goal, a charity Irish organization with the cooperation of the Syrian Association for the Missing and Prisoners of Conscious.
The photographs were taken by a former military photographer of the Assad army – known by the codename “Caesar” – who fled Syria in 2013. Caesar smuggled out with him over 55,000 photos of approximately 11,000 Syrians brutally tortured by the Assad regime. The 11,000 victims he photographed represent only a fraction of the systematic torture and killing that took place inside Syrian regime’s prisons.
The photographs were leaked from military hospitals 601 and 607 located in the Mezzah district of Damascus, and showed detainees were subjected to acts of strangulation, severe beating and starvation.
The photo exhibition included a panel discussion that saw the participation of the Syrian Association for the Missing and Prisoners of Conscious and the United States’ Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice Stephen Rapp as well as politicians, diplomats, journalists and people interested in the issues of justice and accountability. (Source: Syrian Coalition)