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Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. A team of legal and forensics experts, including three lawyers with experience prosecuting war crimes in Sierra Leone and the former Yugoslavia, was asked by a London law firm acting on behalf of Qatar to review about 55,000 images said to show bodies of people who died in Syrian custody. Their findings, contained in a 31-page report, were made available to CNN and Britain’s Guardian newspaper, along with the United...

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