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ID:

340

Date:

2008-08-23

Headline:

Guards' Lapses Cited in Detainee Suicides

Reporter's name:

Josh White

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) probe found that the simultaneous suicides of three Guantanamo Bay detainees on the night of June 9, 2006 were facilitated by "lapses in guard protocol and of lenient policies toward compliant detainees." The documents provided a rare glimpse of procedures at the detention facility; the investigation also found six violations of standard operating procedures, which have since been addressed.

Notes:

Over three thousand pages of documents from a military investigation, to be released under FOIA, were obtained by the Washington Post.

Keywords:

Guantanamo, suicide, detainee, ICRC

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/22/AR2008082203083.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

US Terr./Other

Categories:

detainees, Guantanamo
military
terrorism


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