Coalition for a Democratic Syria and Harvard University Human Rights Program Present "Don't Look Away: Images of Systematic Torture in the Syrian Regime," Wed, Oct. 21

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Coalition for a Democratic Syria and Harvard University Human Rights Program Present "Don't Look Away: Images of Systematic Torture in the Syrian Regime," Wed, Oct. 21

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These photographs are the central example of the wanton depravity of the Assad regime. They reveal that the regime will kill anyone young or old, Christian or Sunni, male or female, if they get in their way.

The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS) will join the Harvard University Law School Human Rights Program in presenting “Don’t Look Away: Images of Systematic Torture in the Syrian Regime.” The exhibit, which features photos from the Caesar file, will be displayed in the Austin Building 100 North, on the Harvard Law School Campus starting October 21st, including a kickoff event Wednesday the 21st at noon featuring speakers Stephen J. Rapp, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issue; Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force; Tyler Jess Thompson, Policy Director, United for A Free Syria; and Naomi Kikoler, Deputy Director, Center for Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

An exhibit of 30 images taken by a former Syrian military police photographer, code-named “Caesar” and tasked with photographing corpses of victims who died inside facilities run by the Assad regime, will be on display for two weeks following the panel. The images are part of a cache of 55,000 photographs taken between 2011 and 2013, and smuggled out of Syria in 2014.

“These photographs are the central example of the wanton depravity of the Assad regime,” said CDS government relations chair Muna Jondy. “They reveal that the regime will kill anyone young or old, Christian or Sunni, male or female, if they get in their way. We thank the Harvard University Law School and the Human Rights Program for hosting the photographs.” A link to Harvard’s description of the event can be found here: http://hrp.law.harvard.edu/events/.

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