Compass does show east

13th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – Reports on Friday that the compass on the ceilings of cells at the Segbroek police station in The Hague points in the wrong direction are inaccurate, says a spokesperson for the police.

13 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – Reports on Friday that the compass on the ceilings of cells at the Segbroek police station in The Hague points in the wrong direction are inaccurate, says a spokesperson for the police.

There may have been confusion since a compass is usually viewed from above, while the painted image on the ceiling must be viewed from below of course. "But the compasses painted on the ceilings indicate east and west correctly," the spokesperson confirmed.

Islamic arrestees who are being held at the Segbroek police station in The Hague have a compass painted on the ceilling of their cell so that they know which direction to face when praying. 

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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