The Syrian photographer that defected from the military police has published a collection of photos of victims of torture whom he personally photographed whilst working there. These individual images clearly show the faces of the victims, so that their families can recognise them.
The photographer, who later carried the title of “Caesar”, defected at the end of 2013. His first leaked photographs were published in a report written by a group of international investigators after they had studied thousands of his photos. The report said then that the photos were enough to prove that the regime had carried out war crimes and crimes against humanity.
According to the report, the detainees were in Syrian detention centres between March 2011 and August 2013, in which the deceased among them were taken to the military hospital in order to be photographed before they were buried in rural areas. The report claimed that the investigators had met Caesar three times, and that he was a highly reliable source.
SHRC re-publishes some of these photos below.