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The Assad Files

posted on April 11, 2016

In The New Yorker, Ben Taub reports on the classified documents that tie Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the systematic torture and killing of tens of thousands of Syrians. The documents contain signed orders from Assad, expressly authorizing a violent campaign against dissenters. “Burying sedition is a national, moral, and religious duty, and all those who can contribute to burying it and do not are part of it,” Assad said in a speech in 2011. “There is no compromise or middle way in this.”

Read at The New Yorker