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Death in Guantánamo

Nine Guantánamo prisoners are known to have died in custody. They were

  • ABDUL RAHMAN MA ATH THAFIR AL AMRI (ISN 199)
  • ABDUL RAZZAK (ISN 942)
  • ALI ABDULLAH AHMED (ISN 693)
  • ALLAL AB ALJALLIL ABD AL RAHMAN ABD (or ADNAN FARHAN ABDUL LATIF) (ISN 156)
  • AWAL GUL (ISN 782)
  • INAYATULLAH (HAJJI NASSIM) (ISN 10028; disclosed in his autopsy)
  • MANA SHAMAN ALLABARDI AL TABI (or MANI SHAMAN TURKI AL HABARDI or MANI SHAMAN TURKI ALUTAYBI) (ISN 588)
  • MOHAMMAD AHMED ABDULLAH SALEH AL HANASHI (ISN 78)
  • YASSER TALAL AL ZAHRANI (ISN 93)

Seven of these deaths have been deemed suicides, be it upon reporting (see news releases 1, 2, 3, 4), or upon further investigation (see this news release and reports of the results of his autopsy, which remains classified). The two other deaths have been attributed to natural causes, be it cancer (see this news release) or heart problems (see this news release). Three of the suspected suicides were the subject of an investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (or NCIS), which concluded that these were all deaths by suicide (see this statement and these autopsies). In the two years taken by the NCIS investigation, questions have arisen about the exact circumstances of both these and the other deaths.

CSHRA laments that no full, open, timely, and independent investigation of any of these deaths have been carried out in accordance with international obligations.


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