Friday, May 20, 2011

Possible suicide of a detainee at Guantanamo

Washinton. .- An Afghan prison in Guantanamo Bay prison (located on the island of Cuba) died Wednesday morning in an apparent case of suicide, reported by the U.S. Defense Department. The deceased has been identified as Inayatulá, 37, who came to Guantánamo in September 2007. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has launched an investigation to determine exactly everything about the incident, the statement of Defence.

Early data suggest that during a routine check found that guards did not respond Inayatulá or breathing. He then subjected to cardiopulmonary resuscitation exercises and warned the medical staff of the base. After trying other emergency, a doctor determined the death of the inmate. The Department of Defense states that the remains of the deceased are being treated in accordance with culture and Islamic traditions.

In fact an expert on the subject would be advising staff. A pathologist from the Institute of Pathology Armed Forces necropsy and after that will prepare the body for repatriation. Inayatulá had confessed his involvement in organizing attacks by al Qaeda, as well as in the work of recruiting foreign fighters.

Specifically, we met with local insurgents, planned travel routes and coordinated documentation, accommodation and vehicles for the transit of militants across Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Iraq. This is the eighth prisoner to die since the Guantanamo facility opened in January 2002. Last February another Afghan died after exercising in a gym machine, always according to the official version.

In total, at the base have been held nearly 800 foreigners.

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