The Australian: A Saudi prisoner died at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp today, apparently the fourth person to commit suicide at the controversia
May 30, 2007

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The Australian: A Saudi prisoner died at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp today, apparently the fourth person to commit suicide at the controversial US enclave in southeastern Cuba.

"The detainee was found unresponsive and not breathing in his cell by guards. The detainee was pronounced dead by a physician after all lifesaving measures had been exhausted," the US military's Southern Command said in a statement.[..]

It said a cultural adviser was assisting the military to ensure that the remains were handled in a culturally sensitive and religiously appropriate manner.

Faced with mounting calls at home and abroad for the camp to be shut down, SouthCom insisted that "the mission of detention and interrogation at Guantanamo continues."[..]

Human rights groups say there have been dozens more suicide attempts by detainees, many of whom are held in isolation.

Given that we know that many prisoners at Gitmo were simply rounded up and that they have yet to be charged with anything or given any rights to present a defense--for five to six years--I'm surprised that there haven't been more suicides.

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