Further evidence of Syria torture in new photos obtained by AA
Jan 23, 2014 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Jan 23, 2014 12:00 am
New photographs obtained by Anadolu Agency (AA) on Thursday exhibit torture and cruelty thought to be committed by the Syrian regime forces.
The photographs appear to be evidence of war crimes by the Assad regime in Syria.
They follow the publishing on Monday of another set of photographs showing the killing of nearly 11,000 Syrian detainees, in a joint exclusive by Anadolu Agency, CNN and Britain's The Guardian newspaper.
The new photographs show horrific scenes of naked human bodies covered with torture marks and bundled in tarpaulin.
One photograph features a corpse with burnt genital organs, while another shows a man whose eyes are scratched out.
It is believed the photographs were taken in military bases located near the capital, Damascus.
Imad al Din Rashid, a member of the Syrian opposition delegation, responded to the photographs at a press conference in Montreux, Switzerland where Syria peace talks are happening.
"What is important is that these incidents still continue in Syria," Rashid said.
This is not a political presentation, but a humanitarian one, he added.
The photographs' high resolution has enabled criminal investigation teams and forensic experts to investigate them in detail. They are said to have been taken at various military centers between 2011 and 2013.
Children under 18, women and some elderly are seen at the photographs.
The photographs were taken by a former military police officer over a two-year period and were accompanied by a report by forensic experts.