“It is Imperative We Do Not Look Away” | Images of Torture in Syria at UN

[Images of tortured, bloodied and bruised bodies go on display in the glittering halls of the UN in New York for the next 10 days, to remind staff “not to look away” from the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

The graphic exhibition of 30 photographs has been sponsored by 15 UN member states. Caesar Photos: Inside Syrian Authorities’ Prisons, which depicts torture and atrocities committed by the regime of Bashar al-Assad during the civil war, will be displayed in a busy corner of the UN building in New York..

Though some details are blurred, the photographs show death in stark reality: women and children – though mostly men – tortured, starved, dead.

Though warning signs are posted next to the photographs, the shock registered by some passers-by would perhaps lead to suggestions that they were too graphic for the august UN setting. However, the setting was precisely what several of the sponsors were hoping for.]     Read the full article | The Guardian

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A warning at the exhibition of the ‘Caesar’ photographs at the UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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