Unsatisfying in its conclusions, a new Department of Defense report on the suicide of Guantanamo detainee Adnan Farhan Abd Latif, describes a healthcare and guard-detention regime at the Cuban-based US military base that is unprofessional, sloppy, confused, and subservient to military command. But even worse is the Joint Task Force – Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) command, who failed to implement what SOUTHCOM investigators described as “many of the required changes identified in previous detainee death investigations.”
|By: Jeff Kaye Saturday June 29, 2013 8:23 pm|
|By: Jeff Kaye Saturday December 15, 2012 7:42 pm|
The U.S. Southern Command has announced that after three months, they’ve released the remains of Adhan Farhan Abdul Latif to Yemen. This first official statement verified earlier reports Latif supposedly overdosed on prescription drugs, but the announcement also adds the surprising new information that “acute pneumonia” was a contributing cause of death. DoD is not answering any questions right now, though their press release only adds a new wrinkle to what was already a murky picture about Latif’s death.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday September 21, 2012 6:56 pm|
The United States government has disclosed the names of fifty-five of the eighty-six prisoners cleared for transfer from Guantanamo Bay prison. All of the names made public were of prisoners President Barack Obama’s interagency Guantanamo Bay Review Task Force approved for release from the prison. Previously, the US government had maintained the names of prisoners cleared [...]