Al-Hajj’s Guantanamo cartoon banned

Dandelion Salad

Al Jazeera English
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

FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

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.

    Come check it out if you’re interested. We also have al-Haj’s story up on our blog post today.

    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

Comments are closed.