New DoD Report Details Nightmare Leading to Gitmo Detainee’s Death

By: 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.

 

Gitmo Detainee Death Mystery Deepens With News of Drug Overdose

By: Thursday November 29, 2012 8:47 am

Charlie Savage at the New York Times reports that “several people briefed on a Naval Criminal Investigative Service inquiry” into the death of Guantanamo detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, who was found unresponsive in his cell last September, have revealed that the prisoner “died from an overdose of psychiatric medication.” Investigators are thinking suicide, but others have called the circumstances of death “murky.” The article explores other possible scenarios that could have led to a psychiatric drug overdose, including recent revelations about involuntary drugging of prisoners.

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