The Road to Guantanamo

This is a video I turn to quite often when I need motivation and need uplifting.

It is a story of 3 Men who survive during their time at Guantanamo after being wrongfully convicted because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It is also a real eye-opener in a lot of areas but for me one of the biggest eye-openers was seeing the power of media and how documents were forged to try and make the men believe they had done something wrong when they really hadn’t, as they said very correctly “…it either breaks a person or builds a person…”

Enjoy, and I hope you benefit it as much as I did.

Storyline

In 2001, four Pakistani Britons, Ruhal Ahmed, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul and another friend, Monir, travel to Pakistan for a wedding and in a urge of idealism, decide to see the situation of war torn Afganistan which is being bombed by the American forces in retaliation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Once there, with the loss of Monir in the wartime chaos, they are captured by Northern Alliance fighters. They are then handed them over the American forces who transport them to the prison camps at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba. What follows is three years of relentless imprisonment, interrogations and torture to make them submit to blatantly wrong confessions to being terrorists. In the midst of this abuse, the three struggle to keep their spirits up in that face of this grave injustice.

Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

 

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