The Startlingly Serene Paintings of an 11-Year Guantanamo Prisoner

January 2015

Djamel Ameziane was imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2013. Like the rest of the detainees there, he was never charged with a crime or given a trial, and according to the Center for Constitutional Rights, his time at Gitmo included "torture, abuse, and other human rights violations." Above is a bucolic seaside scene Ameziane painted in watercolors three years before his release. ...

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May 30, 2015