SETF is proud to facilitate Mazen Al-Hummada in his visit to the United States throughout the month on October. Mazen is featured in Sara Afshar's film, Syria's Disappeared, addressing the search for justice for victims of war crimes by the Assad regime and the hundreds of thousands of people who have been disappeared into these notoriously torturous prisons.
Please don't miss your chance to catch Mazen Al-Hummada at one of the events listed below.
For questions about Mazen's visit please contact our director of outreach by emailing [email protected]
Mazen Al-Hummada was born and raised in Deir Ezzor, Syria. He has been an activist since the earliest days of the revolution, when he began organizing pro-democracy rallies and documenting the brutal repression of demonstrations. In 2012, government security forces arrested Mazenfor trying to smuggle baby formula into a besieged suburb of Damascus. He was detained twice and brutally tortured for nearly two years in Syria’s most notorious torture facilities featured in the "Caesar" photos, just kilometers from downtown Damascus. Upon his release from jail, Mazen returned briefly to Deir Ezzor, but fled Syria once he became a target for ISIS. He eventually escaped Syria and lives in Europe. Mazen continues his efforts to shine light on the human rights abuses in Syria. Mazen has been instrumental in working with prosecutors to document and catalog evidence of the Assad regime’s systematic torture.