Family identify son among 'Caesar' torture photos

Jun 27, 2020

Writer Adnan Al-Ziraii’s family confirmed that they had identified his photo today (above left, alongside an earlier photo of him) amongst the latest tranche of Caesar photos to be released, with the heartbreaking discovery providing verification that he had died under torture in an Assad regime prison.

Writing on Twitter, Feras Fayyad, the Syrian writer, film director and cinematographer now living in exile, who was himself previously imprisoned and tortured by the regime, said that Al-Ziraii, a friend, had written for TV dramas in Syria. Explaining that he and Al-Ziraii had been arrested at the same time, Fayyad said: “Adnan killed under brutal torture cause he criticized Assad regime in his writing. For Adnan & many we will keep telling stories.”