102115 Syria 224 605Photos shine light on Syrian government, prompt calls for action

The shocking images from Syria of masked men triumphantly torturing and butchering prisoners in orange jumpsuits first aroused the world to the Islamic State terrorists’ ferocious campaign to remake the Middle East into a caliphate.

But while these savage displays have helped crystallize global opposition to the rapidly growing threat of ISIS, far less visual documentation exists of the ongoing brutalities perpetrated by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Now, a cache of 55,000 photos smuggled out of Syria last year provides a glimpse into the apparent systematic torture and death of 11,000 civilians between 2011 and 2013 inside two military police facilities in Damascus, one of which is less than a mile from the presidential palace. It’s estimated that 300,000 other prisoners remain in Assad-controlled jails.

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January 28, 2015


Media Contact: Evan Barrett, 420-507-4215 // [email protected]


The Coalition for a Democratic Syria(CDS) will be holding an online seminar about Temporary Protected Status on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST. The United States Department of Homeland Security has recently extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Syria. The deadline for all TPS renewals, March 6th 2015, is approaching quickly. Whether you are a first time applicant or renewing, join us to learn more and have your questions answered. Interested parties can join the conference using their phone or computer, accessing the following:

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