Skip to comments.3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves
Posted on 06/10/2006 3:53:38 PM PDT by NJRighty
3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves
(AP) WASHINGTON Three Guantanamo Bay detainees hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, the commander of the detention center said Saturday.
They were the first reported deaths among the hundreds of men held at the base in Cuba some of them for up to 4 1/2 years and without charge.
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 they failed.
"They hung themselves with fabricated nooses made out of clothes and bed sheets," Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris told reporters in a conference call from the U.S. base in southeastern Cuba.
Pentagon officials said the three men were in Camp 1, the highest maximum security prison at Guantanamo, and that none of them had tried to commit suicide before.
They hung themselves with nooses fabricated from clothes and bed sheets?! There should be an investigation immediately! I will not stand for this kind of abuse of prisoners! Keep in mind that a society is based on how it treats it's prisoners. We, the United States of America, should at the very least supply the Gitmo detainees with REAL AMERICANMADE ROPE (preferrably from Texas)so they can hang themselves properly! Forcing those poor souls to be reduced to using bed sheets! We should be ashamed!!!
Or issue rope.
This is outrageous! They should not be allowed to stay there 4 1/2 years without paying
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Ban them? I was thinking extra sheets and clothes for all.
I'd like to see them all buried with panties on their heads.
Um, well, not exactly, not right now!
Gitmo needs rope!
Need more rope.
So three less taxpayer dinners of glazed chicken and rice pilaf.
too bad. Do they think that if they were charged with something formal, they would have been freed? I'm assuming they were held for 4 1/2 years because we knew they were quite guilty enough to keep for quite a long time.
Seriously. I'm not sure I understand the reasoning behind keeping prisoners (especially here; mental patients may be another story) from killing themselves. Keeping them from doing harm to others, yes. Limiting the rope to go around, no.
There's really only one thing to do...
Either that or no more clothes and sheets for these guys. Frankly, I'm with you. But you know the deal...
When this news came out today on FOX today they had a phone interview with O'Reilly. He is on his way back from visiting Gitmo and had been in the area where these men committed suicide. He will be having a special report on Monday night of his visit.
The interesting thing he said was this. He noticed the windows in the cell block (where these men were) were covered up. He asked why. He was told this was because of the Human Rights group (including Red Cross) complained the men had no privacy so the windows were covered. O'Rielly commented the guard would not be able to see into the cells as to what they men were doing then. He was told, "that correct".
Should be an interesting Monday night O'Rielly in light of this news.
BTW -- does anybody know where they are finding all the 72 virgins for all these dead terriorists?
Nope, ain't moving
If I thought the rest would hang themselves, I'd agree with you that we should issue more sheets and clothes.
But I bet they would not. So the next best thing is to take away their sheets and clothes to make sure that they don't!
Bill O'Reilly was there on Fri doing interviews. I wonder if the timing has anything to do with getting press attention.
Bill gave us a preview on Friday when he said the prisoners tend to gain weight when they come to Gitmo.