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Syria photos prove mass torture by Assad regime: report

Published on Jan 21, 2014 9:02 PM
 

LONDON (AFP) - Former international prosecutors said on Tuesday they have evidence from a defector proving that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has systematically killed and tortured around 11,000 people.

A report by three top investigators commissioned by Qatar, which backs the Syrian rebels, examined thousands of pictures said to have been smuggled out by a former military police photographer.

The report, which was first released in the Guardian and on CNN, shows evidence of starvation, strangulation and beatings, and features pictures of emaciated corpses with livid wounds.

The release came a day before talks were due to begin in Geneva aimed at negotiating an end to Syria's bloody civil war.

 
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