Guantánamo Bay

The powerful artwork by Guantanamo prisoners our Government doesn’t want the world to see

By November 23, 2017 No Comments

The US military has been accused of censoring art created by prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay – some of it showing torture and abuse carried out by the CIA and military personnel as part of the so-called “war on terror”.

Many of the 41 prisoners still being held at the prison camp located at the US naval base in Cuba, turn to art for relaxation and to pass the day. In recent months, officials at the jail had reportedly made it easier for prisoners to participate in drawing, painting and model-making.

While prison officials always censored art deemed too sensitive – for example, drawings related to torture or hunger strikes – many pieces made it to the outside world via the prisoners’ lawyers.

Read the full article in The Independent 

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