Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Guantanamo, one year later- Nashiri arraignment



It has been over a year since Omar Khadr's sentencing October 31, 2010. I had not been 
back since then. Nashiri, accused USS Cole bombing suspect, had an arraignment today
and it is a death penalty case. Media arrived to find new work stations for both print and
TV and a reorganized Camp Justice. 
Nashiri has not been seen publicly in 9 years, so we were all anticipating what he would look like.  The arraignment was held in court 2, a venue that is much more difficult to draw in than court 1. 
We are held in a glassed-in viewing room, watching from behind sound proof panels in the back of the court. Sound is piped in at a 40-second delay. Victim family members were in attendance, and with permission, I sketched those that I could see. We are now done, and the case will take some time before going into trial. 

3 comments:

courtartist said...

Nice job, Janet! I can imagine how difficult it must be sketching from the "cry room".

courtartist said...

Nice job, Janet! I can imagine how hard it must be sketching from the "cry room."

Norwegian Shooter said...

I'd like to use the drawing of al Nashiri on his wikipedia page. Is that possible? I can be reached through my profile and then blog. Thanks,?