A man accused of being al-Qaeda's 20th 9/11 hijacker tried to kill himself at Guantanamo Bay last month, Reuters reports. A lawyer for the Saudi said he cut his wrist open after learning that the Pentagon had filed capital charges against him. The charges were dropped last week without explanation but the Pentagon has reserved the right to reinstate them.
Thinking his execution was looming, he had a mental breakdown and "lost all hope and really had a very direct psychological reaction to all of this," his lawyer said. The detainee has spent more than 6 years in Gitmo, and been subjected to a "special interrogation plan" authorized by Donald Rumsfeld.