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Assad's Detention Dead ID’d in Photos

After nine months of research into photographs of nearly 6,800 victims who died in Syrian government custody, Human Rights Watch released a report detailing the lives and deaths of as many of the victims as it could verify. The organization interviewed relatives, case workers, witnesses, former detainees, and defectors to corroborate the deaths seen in the 28,000 photographs, which came from a defector code-named Caesar. Geolocation techniques and satellite imagery helped identify the locations seen in the images.