Gitmo Prisoner Commits Suicide
Yemeni detainee held since 2002 with no charges
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Jun 3, 2009 1:26 AM CDT
Chinese ethnic Uighur Guantanamo detainees, who are cleared for release but have no country to go to, stage tiny protest at Camp Iguana detention facility, at Guantanamo Bay this week.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool)
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(Newser) – A Yemeni man was found dead in his Guantanamo Bay cell last night in the fifth apparent prisoner suicide at the facility, reports the Los Angeles Times. Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Salih, 31, was imprisoned at Guantanamo since February 2002 on accusations he trained with the Taliban in Afghanistan, although no charges were ever filed against him.

It’s believed that Salih was participating in a long-running hunger strike at Guantanamo, although prison officials would not comment on the exact cause of death. Salih was found “unresponsive and not breathing” and was not revived by “extensive lifesaving measures,” officials said. His body will be repatriated to Yemen after an autopsy.