State of the Union January/February 2008

Inside Guantánamo

A photo essay with text by Andrew Sullivan

A Koran is suspended by a surgical mask from the wall of a cell at Camp One. More than 1,600 Korans were issued to inmates between January 2002 and June 2005. The use of surgical masks to hold Korans enables inmates to keep the books off the floor, thus avoiding sacrilegious contamination. Alleged abuse of the Koran by guards and interrogators has led to several hunger strikes by prisoners. In June 2005, the U.S. Southern Command confirmed that five cases of Koran mistreatment had occurred over a period of two and a half years.

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Louie Palu is a photojournalist who has been covering the war in Afghanistan since 2006. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and The Economist, as well as in numerous collections. More

Louie Palu is an award-winning photojournalist whose work is included in numerous collections (at the George Eastman House International Museum of Film and Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and elsewhere) and has been featured publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, and The Economist. He has been covering the war in Afghanistan since 2006.
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