Human Rights Watch receives new evidence of crimes committed by Assad regime

Дата: 17 December 2015
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Human Rights Watch human rights organization has received 28,000 pictures taken in the prisons of Damascus by a former photographer of the Syrian military police.

Having studied the photos, the organization found out about 6,786 people, who had died there in 2011-2013, RBC news agency reports.

The organization stated that it had conducted the study after having obtained the testimony of the relatives of people in the photos. So, the human rights activists confirmed the authenticity of the archive, which might be the evidence of crimes, committed by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The bodies of the prisoners showed the signs of torture, strangulation, starvation exhaustion, gunshot wounds to the head.

As a reminder, the civil war in Syria has been raging since 2011. The main parties to the conflict are the government of Bashar al-Assad, the Kurds, the opposition, and the ISIS.

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