The crimes depicted in Caesar’s photos are only one type of atrocity committed against the Syrian people and a powerful reminder that we cannot partner in any instance with such a brutal regime.
London, UK (PRWEB) October 28, 2015
The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS) joins the Syria All-Party Parliamentary Group on October 28th in presenting a display of photos taken by Caesar, the defected regime military photographer, documenting over 55,000 images of systematic torture and murder committed in Syrian regime prisons between 2011 and 2013. Caesar’s images reveal at least 11,000 victims, a fraction of those who continue to suffer in regime custody.
The UK Syria All-Party Parliamentary Group will host a panel of experts and display a selection of Caesar’s images on October 28th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm GMT, in Committee Room 14. Speakers will include: Ambassador Frederic Hof, Former US Special Adviser for Transition in Syria and Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council; Steven Heydemann of Smith College and the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution; and Mouaz Moustafa, Director of Syrian Emergency Task Force and United for a Free Syria. The event will also include video messages from U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger and Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Stephen Rapp. Selected comments from Holocaust survivor Margit Meissner from her address before U.S. Congress will also be shown.
“We are grateful to the members of Parliament for paying special attention to these images, which provide perhaps the most blatant evidence of crimes against humanity and war crimes since World War II,” said CDS adviser and international lawyer Tyler Jess Thompson. “The crimes depicted in Caesar’s photos are only one type of atrocity committed against the Syrian people and a powerful reminder that we cannot partner in any instance with such a brutal regime.”
Those interested in attending the event may contact Alethea Warrington at warringtona(at)parliament(dot)uk. A press call with the opportunity to interview panelists will take place immediately after this event in room W3, Westminster Hall. To register, please contact Nour Bakr at london2(at)independentdiplomat(dot)org.