(Zaman Al Wasl)- Exclusive photos of mass torture obtained by Zaman al-Wasl showing, for the first time, women and children among 11,000 victims who were tortured to death in Syrian security chambers between (2011-2013) according to an International Report published January 2014.
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.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights, in report issued last September, said at least 215,000 people were arrested by Syrian security since the revolution erupted in March 2011. (4,500 of them are women and 9,000 are less than 18).
According to the report, 2630 detainees were tortured to death, and 70,000 cases documented as enforced disappearance.
Photos illustrate apparent actions of serious international crimes committed in the chambers of security services against 11,000 detainees, according to human rights advocates.
Zaman al-Wasl deliberately insists to show victims' faces, so their families and relatives can recognize them.
“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 220,000 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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