The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at Guantanamo who attended at least two of three high-profile “suicides” at Guantanamo nearly eight years ago concluded at the time that, contrary to the conclusions of a later government investigation, the detainees did not die by hanging but by “likely asphyxiation” from “obstruction” of the airway. Moreover this SMO found a prisoner he examined and pronounced dead had “cotton clothing material in [his] mouth and upper pharynx.”
|By: Jeff Kaye Tuesday June 3, 2014 8:55 am|
|By: Jeff Kaye Thursday July 18, 2013 2:50 pm|
As reported by Kevin Gosztola in the 17 July Dissenter, a panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals stayed Judge Royce Lamberth’s ruling overturning a search protocol at Guantanamo that included groin searches of detainees as much as four times in a single day.
|By: Jeff Kaye Saturday June 29, 2013 6:30 pm|
In response to a December 15, 2012 Freedom of Information request I filed with the Department of Defense, U.S. Southern Command released an official Army Regulation 15-6 investigation into the “facts and circumstances” surrounding the September 8, 2012 death of Guantanamo detainee Adnan Farhan Abd Latif.
The tenor of the report is captured in the fact that after the report’s first page, Latif is almost never referred to by name but only as a number: ISN156.
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday December 16, 2012 8:35 am|
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) reported that the body of Allal Ab-Aljallil Abd al-Rahman Abd (aka Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif) was repatriated to Yemen. The SOUTHCOM statement did not indicate the date or time the body was returned, nor who received the remains.