Sunday, June 11, 2006

Three dead at Guantanamo. Suicide?

"Two men from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen were found ``unresponsive and not breathing in their cells'' early Saturday, according to a statement from the Miami-based U.S. Southern Command, which has jurisdiction over the prison. Attempts were made to revive the prisoners, but failed."

They have been charged with no crime.
They have never been tried.
They have been ill treated and in some cases tortured.
Now three Guantanamo prisoners are dead.
The authorities - the same authorities who told us about those weapons of mass destruction - say that this was suicide and all possible measures were taken to revive the prisoners.

If someone has been imprisoned without charge or trial and without any hope of release. If they have been subjected to ill treatment and torture and the threat of a lifetime of more of the same, how can you call it suicide?

In any case the lychin' mentality of the guards has to be taken into account as well. Faking a "suicide" would not be all that hard would it?

ITN managed to devote a good twenty seconds to these deaths after about ten minutes of World Cup trivia including extensive coverage of a family watching the world cup on the TV....this was more important news as far as ITN were concerned.


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