Alive in Graves – The Horror of Assad’s Torture Prisons

Amnesty International UK, Save The Rest & Urnammu invites you to:

17-minute film screening followed by a discussion with Syrian survivors & human rights activists. After the event there will be a reception.

 

Wednesday 5 September

 

Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

 

Event starts at 6:30pm followed by a drinks reception.

 

Book your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alive-in-graves-the-horror-of-assads-torture-prisons-tickets-48909737341

 

“It was like a part of my soul died… After that, I had no joy, no laughter”

Syrian student subjected to electrocution

 

The murder, torture, enforced disappearances and extermination carried out in Assad’s prisons, including the notorious Saydnaya, have been perpetrated by the Syrian authorities as part of a systematic attack against the civilian population. These violations amount to crimes against humanity and demand urgency from the international community – unfortunately the plight of detainees has still not been prioritized in any peace talks, whether UN led or in other forums.

 

Detainees continue to be held in inhuman conditions, tortured, starved, and murdered. With the political process still failing to prioritize detainees and accountability, what can civil society do to ensure there is justice for Syrians?

 

At this special event, we’ll hear from survivors of Assad’s prisons, families of the disappeared and those collecting the evidence to one day hold the torturers to account.

 

The event will start with a 17-minute documentary called Alive in Graves, which was produced by Save the Rest and features harrowing accounts of the experiences of survivors from Assad prisons. Save The Rest is a team of Syrian activists and former detainees established in 2015 who campaign for detainee rights in Syria.

 

Speakers (more to be announced soon)
Sema Nassar – founder of Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights

Toby Cadman – Co-founder and Head of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers

Amena Kholane – Families for Freedom

 

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