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Guantanamo Suicides

A Darkening Cloud Hangs Over Guantanamo

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Jan Honigsberg

President Obama said at his news conference Tuesday, "I continue to believe that we've got to close Guantanamo." He then added, "Congress determined that they would not let us close it." Unfortunately, the president's comments are misleading.

"Courage, Muslim Brothers": How My Friends At Catholic Worker Stood Up To Guantánamo Cover-Up

Sander Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sander Hicks

Forty-two Catholic peace radicals were arrested at the U.S. Capitol Building, protesting torture and the cover-up surrounding three 2006 Guantánamo detainee deaths, on January 21, 2010.

Where is the Outrage?

William Fisher | Posted 02.20.2010 | Politics
William Fisher

The media are not the only culprit here. We, the electorate, deserve a substantial part of the blame. Because most of us don't pay serious attention to much of anything that's going on in the world or in our country.

Guantanamo Detainee Suicides Were Possible Homicides, Military Cover-Up Harper's Reports

Harper's | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government has long maintained that three Guantánamo prisoners -- Salah Al-Salami (37), from Yemen, and Mani Al-Utaybi (30) and Yasser Al-Za...

My Trip to Guantanamo: It Must Be Closed

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Decisions about placement of prisoners are made based on their level of compliance. It has nothing to do with alleged terrorist activities or crimes, since no one -- you got it -- no one has been convicted of anything.

Death at Guantanamo Hovers Over Obama's Middle East Visit

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

A death at Guantánamo is always felt keenly in the Muslim world, and is also uncomfortable for the Obama administration, which claims that it is running a "humane" facility.

Forgotten: The Second Anniversary of a Guantanamo Suicide

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Today, unnoticed in the Western media (although I can't vouch for the Arabic world) is the second anniversary of the death at Guantánamo -- apparently by suicide -- of Abdul Rahman al-Amri.

Guantanamo's Long-Term Hunger Striker Should Be Sent Home

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Ahmed Zuhair, a 35-year old Saudi prisoner at Guantánamo -- and a father of ten -- has been on a hunger strike since June 2005, at the start of a fra...

Guantanamo Suicide Report: Truth or Travesty?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Two years and two months after three prisoners at Guantánamo died, apparently as the result of a coordinated suicide pact, the Naval Criminal Investi...

Gloom at Guantanamo on Anniversary of Triple Suicide

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

According to Human Rights Watch, the intolerable situation and chronic mental health problems that drove three prisoners to commit suicide at Guantanamo prevails to this day.

The Forgotten Anniversary of a Guantánamo Suicide

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Abdul Rahman al-Amri committed suicide in Guantánamo after been held without charge or trial for five and a half years. He said his intent was to fight for a cause he believed in as a Muslim toward jihad, not to fight against the Americans.