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Assad’s Torture Machine on Display in Congress

Gruesome photos show the regime Obama wants to make a deal with.
Caesar in blue.

Caesar in blue.

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

More than a year after the revelation of mass atrocities committed by the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the Holocaust Museum in Washington is enlisting Congress in a new effort to highlight the torture and murder of civilians in Assad’s jails.

When Congress returns from its recess this month, lawmakers walking the halls of the Capitol will be confronted with photos showing startling evidence of the crimes committed by Assad’s regime. The United State Holocaust Memorial Museum, working with the bipartisan leadership of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is set to display dozens of photos in the halls of both the Capitol and the Rayburn House Office Building.

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