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WASHINGTON (AFP) — A man from Yemen held at the US-run prison in Guantanamo for more than seven years without charge was found dead in an apparent suicide, the US military said.
The 31-year-old inmate was identified as Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Salih, also known as Al-Hanashi. He had been held at Guantanamo since February 2002, US Southern Command said in a statement.
It was the fifth reported suicide at the controversial "war on terror" prison since the center opened at the remote US naval base in southeast Cuba in 2002, officials said.
Originally posted by Wachstum
Better to say torture chamber.
Originally posted by Tentickles
If I were being held in prison without just cause for an indefinite time, I would happily end my life.
Originally posted by blueorder
I don't think this is peculiar to Guantanamo- suicides in prison is a relatively common thing?
Originally posted by DataWraith
Yes but there are suicides in prisons by inmates who cannot take the pressure ( you play wiv feathers ,you get your bum tickled)( God I love that saying )
and then theres the Guantanamo 'suicides' *wink wink*.
suicides helped along by a few fists, feet and guns of the guards .
Originally posted by Azador
reply to post by Common Good
There dont seem to be alot of white americans in there and anyway i didnt specify any race.As far as i know the M.E is made up of many people.
Yea he killed himself i wonder why?People in a hopeless situation tend to do this and we still dont know if the detainees are enduring serious mental/physical abuse.
We dont know if they detained him for a GOOD reason thats the problem.If you want to take your medias and leaders word on that fine but why dont they charge them with something and tell us what they are being held indefinitaley for?
So if the people above you think its a good reason to do something you have no problems with that?No niggling doubts, no questions?
Originally posted by franspeakfree
The system is flawed. It is built on assumption and fear. How many deaths until people understand this ?
Originally posted by Common Good
reply to post by Azador
I also doubt that he was in there for "no reason".
They probably had him detained for a GOOD REASON.
They just dont go down the street and say "hey, you look like a terrorist, you are going to jail indefinately cause you look like you are up to no good"