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Wednesday, 4 April 2007

See inside a Guantanamo Bay Prison Cell

With the news of Australian David Hicks serving 9 months in an Australia Jail
with an official gag order this cartoon couldn't be more timely.

Australian David Hicks that has been accused of supporting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and has spent the last 5 years in captivity at Guantanamo Bay awaiting trial has been recieving a lot of media attention recently. Amnesty international has built a full scale model of the cell he has been held in.

I've come across a fantastic rendering of the cell's interior in 3 d using Apple's Virtual Reality Quicktime driver.

A report from News .com.au has this to say:

A MOCK prison cell resembling David Hicks's living conditions at Guantanamo Bay began its Australia-wide public tour today in Sydney.

David Hick's Cell in Guantanamo Bay
If you want to see the VR quicktime movie of his cell
click the picture and it will open in another window

Amnesty International Australia (AIA) built the full-scale model to display the solitary confinement conditions of the Australian and other accused terror suspects in the US detention centre in Cuba.

People are able to enter the cell at Sydney's Martin Place and experience the prisoners' living conditions, including the sounds of shouting and orders given mixed with periods of silence.

Outside the cell, a large video screen displays the news and current events that Hicks and other detainees have missed over the past five years.

”It is astounding that while the conditions in Guantanamo Bay have not been good enough for the citizens of Britain, France and Germany, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Spain, they have been good enough for David Hicks,” AIA campaign coordinator Katie Wood said.

“These governments have all demanded the return of their citizens - why is it good enough for an Australian citizen?”

Hicks, a 31-year-old Muslim convert from Adelaide, was captured by the US in Afghanistan in December 2001 serving with Taliban forces.

He has been held at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since January 2002.

He is facing a hearing of a charge of providing material support for terrorism, to be held in Guantanamo Bay next Monday.

The mock cell opened today from 8am to 7pm (AEDT) and will be open at Martin Place until Thursday.

It will then be taken to more than 30 cities and towns over the coming months.

“We are inviting people around Australia to visit the cell to publicly show their support for the human rights and dignity for all,” Ms Wood said.


Now I'm all for Human rights, and despite my support of the US governments action in Iraq, I find the situation with David Hicks having to wait 5 and half years to finally get justice is just not acceptable.

On the other hand for terrorists that have been proven beyond doubt to have killed innocents I propose this alternative Prison Cell rendered as a Quicktime VR movie.

Its takes ten seconds to load then you'll see my VR rendering
of how they should imprison terrorists.

Whilst your running around bringing attention to injustices Amnesty International I notice you haven't shown the three Kidnapped Israeli Soldiers holding cells?

Picture Credits:
Nicholson Cartoon with Permission: NicholsonCartoons
Thanks to Peter Murphy's incredible VR site for the prison cell picture


Lemon Lime Moon said...

He is where he belongs.
He supports Al Qaeda whose victims will never get justice in this life.
Amnesty Int might do well to pity the victims of such men.

Sultan Knish said...

the primary reason Hicks case took so long was because of his lawyers legal maneuverings which continued to bounce the case around, allege phony stories of torture and enlist celebs to help him out