A 22-page analysis of Amnesty International’s allegations that Bashar al-Assad hung 13,000 political prisoners
The Martyrs Cemetery, Najha, Syria
Military cemetery or mass grave for
enemies of the state?
AI provides what it characterizes as satellite photographic evidence of mass graves where AI alleges bodies from the SMP hangings were buried. In fact these “mass graves” are nothing more sinister than two tiny community grave yards and a formal military cemetery with a majestic memorial, all of which have been established since at least December 2003, according to Google Earth historical images. On close examination of the “mass graves” satellite photos there is not a single shred of evidence from which one could conclude that they are mass graves or in any way associated with SMP, any hangings, any torture, or any crimes whatsoever.