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By: Editor | April 29, 2015


WASHINGTON — The Syrian opposition on Wednesday began posting about 4,000 photographs of detainees who have died in President   Bashar al-Assad ’s prisons so that family members can try to identify the victims and potentially serve as plaintiffs in war crimes cases that could be filed in courts in Europe and possibly the United States.

Nearly 27,000 photos of Syrian detainees have been turned over to the   F.B.I.   for analysis, but the Syrian opposition is now taking the unusual step of publishing those in which the victims’ facial features have not been blurred or otherwise disguised, as they have been in the past because of privacy concerns. The   pictures were smuggled out of Syr...