We hosted a free film screening on Sunday 7th May of Channel 4's documentary 'Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad', in association with Manchester Amnesty International.
The documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children disappeared by the regime of Bashar al Assad into a network of clandestine detention centres. It weaves together the powerful personal stories of three Syrians with evidence gathered from regime documentation smuggled out of Syria.
Amnesty International, in a report published in February 2017, state that between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells and hanged to death. In five years, as many as 13,000 people, most of them civilians, were hanged in secret at Saydnaya Prison. Read the report here:
Afterwards we heard from Syrians who had been prisoners in Assad's prisons, who shared their haunting stories. It was a gripping two hours.
Many thanks to everyone who attended.