The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (HR 5732) Introduced to Congress
On July 14, 2016, Washington, D.C. — Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), the Committee’s Chairman, today announced that they introduced legislation that would impose new sanctions on supporters of Syria’s Assad Regime, encourage negotiations to end the crisis, and kick off investigations into the eventual prosecution of war criminals. Legislation Track Bill on congress.gov
"Congress Introduces Bipartisan Bill Increasing Sanctions on Syria". Retrieved2016-07-15.
The United States Holocaust Museum will display a new exhibit that displays a video called "#SaveSyria." The video reveals visuals of the atrocities happening inside of Aleppo, Syria today, and emphasizes the incredible need for international intervention to protect cilvilians trapped inside the city. Read more... #SaveSyria Video
Photos 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.