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Mass Torture Photos Taken in 'Hospital 601' in Mezzah-Damascus: Source

Zaman Al Wasl Leaks | 2015-01-17 00:00:00
Mass Torture Photos Taken in 'Hospital 601' in Mezzah-Damascus: Source

(Zaman Al Wasl- Exclusive)- The atrocious photos of mass torture by Syrian security had been taken in a well-known military hospital in Mezzah neighborhood of Damascus.  

Hospital 601 was the photographing scene of Bashar al-Assad’s war crimes  where the leaked photos showed hundreds of lifeless bodies with signs of starvation, brutal beatings, strangulation and other forms of torture and killing.

Zaman al-Wasl published last week 5 photos of mass torture that illustrate apparent actions of serious international crimes committed in the chambers of security services against 11,000 detainees, according to human rights advocates.

Some of the photographs will take back the reader to the torture memos of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq after the American invasion in 2003 when the U.S. soldiers used to take photos with tormented bodies. Here the Syrian soldiers are doing the same.

Zaman al-Wasl has obtained the names of the two soldiers who appeared in some photos. Mohamed Ahmed Tafankji (R) was born in Aleppo. Racan al-Sabsabi (L), was born in Homs- Bab Draib neighborhood. Both two soldiers were doing their compulsory military service in Mezzah hospital (dubbed: 601).

“Crime of The Century’ photos are linked to war crime report made last year by a team of internationally recognized war crimes prosecutors and forensic experts.  

In mid 2013, a team of war crimes prosecutors and forensic experts, had analyzed 55 thousand digital photos taken and provided by a Syrian defector codenamed "Caesar," who, along with his family, is now living outside Syria in an undisclosed location, according to CNN.

The team members shared their findings in a joint exclusive with CNN's "Amanpour" and The Guardian newspaper on January 20 2014.

Sir Desmond de Silva, the former chief prosecutor of Sierra Leone special court, in interview with CNN, likened the images to those of Holocaust survivors and Nazi death camps after World War II."

Syria is not a member of the International Criminal Court. The only way the court could prosecute someone from Syria would be through a referral from the United Nations Security Council.

More than 200,000 people have been killed in Syria since the revolt against Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, the United Nations says. 

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Zaman Al Wasl

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