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Guantanamo prisoner found dead

2012-09-10 19:03

Miami - A prisoner was found dead of undetermined causes at the Guantanamo Bay US naval base, the US military said on Monday.

The unidentified prisoner, whose name and nationality were not disclosed pending notification of family, died on Saturday, according to the US Southern Command, which oversees the base in eastern Cuba. He was the ninth captive to die at the detention camp since it opened in 2002.

"While conducting routine checks, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo guards found the detainee unconscious and unresponsive. The guards immediately performed first aid and summoned medical personnel to the scene," the Southern Command said in a news release.

Medical corpsmen tried to revive him and took him to the base hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the news release said. His remains will be brought home once an autopsy is complete, it said.

"As is standard procedure, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service has initiated an investigation of the incident to determine the cause and manner surrounding the death," the Southern Command said.

The detention camp was set up to hold non-American captives suspected of involvement with al-Qaeda, the Taliban or other Islamic militant groups after the September 11 2001 attacks.

Of the 779 men held there, 167 remain.


Comments
  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-10 19:36

    'Found dead' quite convenient.

      jamesedmundbird - 2012-09-11 11:21

      and on September 11.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-10 19:45

    Silly me ,how cud i miss it,maybe the mouse in his cell tortured him to death! Then again mouses dont have a clue of the Geneva Convention,so u wud tink they dnt knw any better!

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-10 19:45

    Silly me ,how cud i miss it,maybe the mouse in his cell tortured him to death! Then again mouses dont have a clue of the Geneva Convention,so u wud tink they dnt knw any better!

      diana.gill.18 - 2012-09-10 21:47

      Sometimes it happens that the mice can be a real torture.

  • luyolo.mhlauli.9 - 2012-09-10 20:55

    I thought he ( who is campaigning for a second term) said he would close the prison when he became President of the United States.

      diana.gill.18 - 2012-09-10 21:43

      He decided to save it for his second outcome.

      elewies - 2012-09-11 13:21

      I support Barack Obama only because the alternative is so much worse. But I have to say, failing to close GuBo is sad and also the fact that he's killing Arabs with drones as we speak.

      enlightened.bowman - 2012-09-11 13:26

      yes. And what do you do with them, let them go? All you have to do is scrol down and see hash.jadawat's comment. These are rabid terrorists that must be fought with every means at disposal. If that means some of them must sit and rot for the rest of their lives so that those that do not profess the same beliefs can live in relative calm amd peace, well then so be it.

  • hash.jadawat - 2012-09-10 21:00

    the fu$%king americans hate them M.F hope their country burn in hell 4ever...amen

      louiseroger.higham - 2012-09-10 21:02

      Geez u bitter, becareful. What u wish for

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-10 22:19

      @louise Higham,i dont tink u have got a clue were Gautanamo is!

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-10 22:21

      @louise Higham,i dont tink u have a clue were or what Gautanamo Bay is!

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-09-10 21:05

    I wonder why this concetration camp is still called a prison.

      enlightened.bowman - 2012-09-11 13:27

      beacause it is only a concentration camp in your head. Read a dictionary.

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-09-10 21:42

    The guards immediately performed first aid and summoned medical personnel to the scene" (c) Something rings a bell that the first aid mentioned in the article actually was a second one. The real first aid has resulted his death.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-10 22:02

      @diana,which i say is a credible implication that the 1st set of gaurds tortured him to death.Despicable!

  • kingKanete - 2012-09-11 04:48

    what a cover up story. Something out of a movie

  • candiese.marnewick - 2012-09-11 13:05

    Do yourselves a favour and go and watch Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie The Dictator. Food for thought...

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-09-11 13:19

    good!

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