The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is exhibiting graphic photographs taken by a Syrian military official who defected to the West.
The museum announced that it had obtained thousands of graphic images which provide a terrifying glimpse into the Assad regime's campaign of torture and oppression while it seeks to put down a three-year rebellion against his rule.
"A Syrian military photographer-turned-defector smuggled thousands of these photos out of Syria on flash drives and brought them to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum," the museum said. "The current Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad says the photos are fake, but forensic and international law experts have authenticated them and found the defector’s story credible. The FBI is currently examining the photos."
"International law experts say the 55,000 photos could someday support prosecution of the current Syrian regime for crimes against humanity and war crimes."