Former Guantanamo Detainee Will Star In Gitmo Video Game

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Moazzam Begg, right

From The Telegraph.co.uk:

Begg, from Birmingham, was captured by the CIA and thrown in jail at Guantanamo Bay in 2003.

The 41-year-old, who was released in 2005, will now feature as himself in the game for Microsoft’s Xbox 360.

 

In the game, players control a detainee at the camp, which has been sold by the US Government to a shadowy agency called Freedom Corp.

Before he is subjected to torture and scientific experiments, the character must shoot his way out of the detention camp to bring down his captors.

Moazzam, who has a financial stake in the game, said he has not yet received any money from the producers.

He said: “The software firm approached me with this idea about making a game based on my experience in Guantanamo.

“My first response was hesitation – I was worried that it might trivialise my experience.

“I’m involved to make sure it is as true to life as possible.

“My wife gave birth to my son six months after I was arrested and I saw him for the first time when he was three years old.

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