This Monday Amnesty International started a tour to cities and regional towns in Australia with a full scale reconstruction of the cell in which Australian David Hicks and other detainees are being held at Guantánamo Bay.
The cell is a reconstruction of the solitary confinement cells in Guantánamo Bay and measures 1.8 meters wide, 2.4 meters in length and 2.4 meters high.
There is an Quicktime virtual reality panorama and additional images online (links below) that provide you with an understanding of the space where David Hicks and others are now being detained since 5 years.
- Books: American Torture
- Screaming cell phones
- E-Bay: Another Record Quarter
- Russia: Activities of more then 90 NGOs suspended
American Torture – the new book of award winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Michael Otterman – reveals how torture became standard practice in today’s War on Terror. The book traces the history of American torture from Nazi Germany to Guantanamo Bay. Rod Barton, former Director of Intelligence, weapons inspector and Advisor to the CIA (Iraq) describes it as an immensely disturbing story made all the more chilling by his disclosures that today these interrogation techniques are officially sanctioned under the guise of national security and that sets of rules have been developed to govern its practice. He also says that this book should be compulsory reading for everyone with concerns over human rights…
UK based start-up company Remote XT has come up with a new solution to stop mobile phone theft. Currently, on average a mobile phone is stolen every 12 seconds in the UK. The service offered includes software available for most GPRS handsets that can connect to the Internet. It does not work with Blackberries. When [...]
While some analysts already believed that sky-rocketing EBay has already reached its top due to growing competition from Google, EBay today posted another record quarter in his history. Turnover in the 3rd quarter rose by 31% to USD 1,449 Bln and profits rose 10% to USD 280,9 Mln. Strongest contributor to the increase was PayPal [...]
Yesterday Russia has suspended the activities of more the 90 foreign non government organizations (NGOs) including Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders and Human Rights Watch, saying they failed new registration requirements recently introduced with a controversial law. The law that was signed by President Putin earlier this year allows authorities to ban financing of specific [...]