ZIYAH GAFIĆ, PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Tea with Terrorists

  • TEA WITH TERRORISTS
    Saudi Arabia is testing unique strategy in fighting terrorism by offering arrested terrorists chance to rehabilitate

    Client: SEVEN, TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE, UK, GEO MAGAZINE, GERMANY, COURRIER JAPON, LA REPUBBLICA, IT

  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18: Friday prayer in Hayar Care center June 18, 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Detainee called Mohammad is leading the prayer. Guards and teachers usually join detainees in the prayer as a part of process of integration into normal society.
  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18
  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18: Mohammad al-Fawzan in his new bedroom June 18, 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mohammad is a graduate of the rehabilitation program. A former security guard in the Ministry of Transport, Mohammad was arrested by the American soldiers he had come to kill. He spent three years in prison before he was sent to Hayar rehabilitation center. Part of the program includes financial support for thei beneficiaries, once they complete the program and released they will be offered jobs and when married they will receive financial support in cash.
  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18: Mohammed relaxing on the soccer field in the middle of the Hayar Care center June 18, 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hayar has most of the ammenities inmates could wish for: tabel tennis, soccer court, TV set, play-station and even a swimming pool.
  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18: Scene from the Officers Club of Saudi Ministry of Interior. Waiters waiting for guests to come for dinner June 18, 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18: Abdul-Rahman Hadlaq, director of Ideological Security Unit of Saudi Ministry of Interior June 18, 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ideological Security Unit is overseeing and coordinating the project of Care center and rehabilitation of terrorists.
  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18: Mohammad, 23 years old, drinking his morning tea in his room June 18, 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. All cells are shared by 3 inmantes but have all the neccesary ammenities: air condition, nice beds, private lockers and toillette. He was caught trying to enter Iraq from Syria to fight the Americans and extradited to Saudi authorities.
  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18: Inside the living room of Hayar Care center June 18, 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Detainees relaxing and chatting after the Friday prayer. Care center has all the ammenities detainess may wish for: TV, play-station, soccer court, table tennis and even a swimming pool.
  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18: Yousef 25 years, one of the beneficiaries of the Care center calling for noon prayer in the small football court June 18, 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In Muslim tradition in absence of imam or muezzin someone takes the place of muezzin and call for prayer (ezan). Yousef was 21 when he was caught and like everyone at the rehabilitation centre, he spent time in regular Saudi prison – three years and eight months – before he was seen by an assessment panel and transferred to Hayar care center.
  • RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JUNE 18: Friday prayer in Hayar Care center June 18, 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Detainee called Mohammad is leading the prayer. Guards and teacher usually join detainees in the prayer as a part of process of integration into normal society.

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