Dead Guantanamo Saudi identified

A Saudi national has become the fourth detainee apparently to commit suicide.

    The prison camp for foreign enemy combatants was opened in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002 [AP]

    The Naval Criminal Investigative Service said in a statement: "The remains of the deceased detainee are being treated with the utmost respect.

    "A cultural adviser is assisting the Joint Task Force to ensure that the remains are handled in a culturally sensitive and religiously appropriate manner."

    It said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service had begun an investigation.

    Isolation


    In Washington, Jumana Musa, Amnesty International's advocacy director, said news of another suicide at the detention camp was not surprising.


    "When you look at the conditions that people are in, so many people are in isolation so many people held without any kind of certainty.

    "It's a really extreme result of what's a really extreme situation."

    Al-Amry is the fourth detainee to die of apparent suicide at the detention camp, which opened in January 2002 and holds about 380 "foreign terrorist" suspects on the US naval base prison camp.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    North Korea's nuclear weapons: Here is what we know

    North Korea's nuclear weapons