Linklog entries in August 2018

Thursday, 9 August 2018

C4 News report on Syria’s Disappeared 

Following last year’s documentary Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad, the director Sara Afshar and I made an update report for C4 News returning to the same themes. In it we exclusively revealed new evidence which has been uncovered by the Commission for International Justice and Accountability. The documents – internal communications from Military Intelligence (one of the Syrian regime’s security and intelligence agencies) – show that it was known that detainees were being tortured and that the numbers dying were rising. The Head of Syria’s Military Intelligence even asked to be informed of every detainee death and consulted on what to do with some of the corpses. Furthermore, CIJA’s investigators matched death reports from the head of detention facility 227 referring to individual prisoners with prisoner numbers to the corpse numbers and detention facility numbers pictured in the Caesar photographs. This appears to provide further corroboration of the Caesar photographs by the regime’s own documentation.