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Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Head Of The Investigation Into The Qubair Massacre Defects To The Syrian Opposition

A couple of weeks ago activists reported that Talal Houshan, who had been appointed by the Syrian government to investigate the Qubair Massacre, had defected to the opposition, with claims he had evidence that the Syrian government was responsible for event in Qubair.  Now a video has emerged showing him announcing his defection (English subtitled version here)
In the video he says he witnessed many corpses of woman and children transferred to his city, Muhardeh, and he found that during the analysis of the wounds on the corpses that they had been shot from less than half a meter away, with an eye witness assuring him it was pro-Assad groups responsible (thanks to @troublejee for translation).  This was apparently enough to trigger his defection to the opposition.  Whether or not he has more detailed evidence is yet to be seen.

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1 comment:

  1. Crimes like these need concrete evidences. This is the main reason why more and more communities have put up surveillance systems in their towns.

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