GUANTANAMO (GITMO), CAMP DELTA -- Concentration Camp
Sensory Deprivation

Close-up of Gitmo prisoner with black-out goggles, strong head-phones, mouth covered with a surgical mask, thick mits taped together, sitting on crossed legs with arms bound high to bend back, in gravel with pants down
Close-up of prisoners on display at the Guantanamo Bay concentration camp

Comments from Don Spark

When I saw this close-up of this scene we have all seen before in the media, I realized that the sensory-deprivation being used had not registered before. I think when we initially see the photo, we register it as prison brutality and then look away in disgust. Close study reveals application of sensory deprivation that I think does not fully register maybe because it is passive. Sensory-deprivation could be worse than daily beatings.

WHAT I AM SEEING IN THIS PHOTO IS SIGHT, SOUND, SPEECH, BREATHING, TOUCH AND REACH DEPREIVATION PLUS LEG AND BACK BENDING PAIN:
eyes covered with blacked-out goggles
ears covered with strong sound protection
mouths covered with (double-thick?) surgical masks
hands in big mits
hands/arms double/triple bound to eliminate sense of hands/arms
cuffs are high to draw arms in at elbows increasing tendancy to bend spine

I tried the leg posture and found it to be moderatly painful immediately. A doctor might be able to explain the impact of long times in that posture.

I don't understand the hats since they are in short sleeves.

This is being reported:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/americas/2002/inside_camp_xray/default.stm

GAURD BENDING TO COMMUNICATE
different sizes and resolutions of the same photo
Large
http://melbimc.nomasters.org/uploads/xraycrop02.jpg
Close-up
http://www.heise.de/tp/deutsch/inhalt/co/11621/11621_5.jpg
 
Various other versions of same photo at different brightnesses and resolutions
http://mapage.noos.fr/moulinhg/Histoire/actuel/images.actuel/guantanamo.jpg
http://www.menneskeret.dk/guantanamo.gif
 
On cover of a CCR pamphlet cover
http://www.ccr-ny.org/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=C&Product_Code=001&Category_Code=B

DIFFERENT PHOTO OF SAME SCENE
http://www.postcardsfromprison.com/p7829.jpg

Joint Task Force 160
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2002/200210212a.jpg


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