Al-Hajj’s Guantanamo cartoon banned

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Al Jazeera English
TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008
18:22 MECCA TIME, 15:22 GMT

The US army has banned the publication of four cartoons drawn by Sami al-Hajj, the Al Jazeera cameraman held in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to his lawyer.

The pieces, called Sketches of My Nightmare, include a drawing depicting al-Hajj, who has been on hunger strike for eight months, as a skeleton being force fed by US guards.

The drawings were submitted to the military censor but they would not permit their release.

However, detailed descriptions of the sketches were allowed through the censorship process and Lewis Peake, a political cartoonist, was able to recreate one entitled Scream for Freedom.

…continued and recreated cartoon

h/t: ICH

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One thought on “Al-Hajj’s Guantanamo cartoon banned

  1. Hi,

    I’m working over at MobLogic, and we have a show up today about Sami al-Haj, an Al Jazeera journalist who’s been in Guantanamo for five years without being charged. Our host, Lindsay Campbell went out on the streets to ask about the prisoner, Al Jazeera’s possible ties to Al Qaeda, and the lack of due process at Guantanamo. http://www.moblogic.tv/video/2008/03/21/i-say-al-jazeera-you-say-al-qaeda/

    Come check it out if you’re interested. We also have al-Haj’s story up on our blog post today. http://www.moblogic.tv/blog/2008/03/21/prisoner-345/

    We really think this is a story that hasn’t been told in American media, and we want to hear your opinion on it.

    Thanks so much for your time,
    Amanda Elend
    moblogic.tv

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