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ID:

653

Date:

2013-06-28

Headline:

Suicide by Pills Is Cited in Death of Guantánamo Detainee

Reporter's name:

Charlie Savage

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

New York Times

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

According to a Department of Defense report, Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, one of the longest-held detainees at Guantanamo, killed himself by hoarding medications and then overdosing on a fatal combination, months after the Supreme Court refused to hear his habeas corpus appeal. Latif, a Yemeni who had been sold to the Northern Alliance for $5,000, had been cleared for release by both the Bush and Obama Administrations, as well as a federal judge, but a ban on detainee transfers to Yemen legalized Latif’s indefinite detention.

Notes:

Jason Leopold, who has reported on Latif’s detention for Truth-out.org and Al Jazeera, used FOIA to obtain a copy of the military report. Leopold also noted that military authorities acknowledged that uncertainty involving Latif’s diagnoses and treatment, combined with fluctuations in his mental condition, had undermined some of the procedures and protections that should have been available to him.

Keywords:

Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, detention, Supreme Court, Yemen, medication, Department of Defense, DOD, military report

URL:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/29/us/politics/suicide-by-pills-is-cited-in-death-of-guantanamo-detainee.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

DC
US Terr./Other

Categories:

detainees, Guantanamo
national security
terrorism


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