Gitmo Prisoner Kills Himself

Saudi detainee found dead in cell; fourth suicide at US prison
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted May 31, 2007 4:20 AM CDT
Gitmo Prisoner Kills Himself
FILE ** The sun rises over the razor-wired detention compound at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Thursday, in this Dec. 8, 2006, file photo. Lawyers for Guantanamo detainee Jamil el-Banna claim that based on faulty evidence, he has been locked up by the United States for nearly five...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – A Saudi prisoner is dead at Guantanamo Bay in an apparent suicide. US officials are still stingy on details, offering only that "the detainee was found unresponsive and not breathing in his cell by guards." They still haven't released a name.

An Amnesty International director said she wasn't surprised by the apparent act of desperation. "I don't know how many more indications need to be there that Guantanamo is not a good idea," she said. Three so-called enemy combatants hanged themselves last year at the controversial prison camp. (Read more War on Terror stories.)

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