TV News LIES

Friday, Jul 01st

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News War Pentagon: Guantanamo detainee dies; eighth fatality at facility

Pentagon: Guantanamo detainee dies; eighth fatality at facility

E-mail Print PDF

GuantanamoThe Pentagon said Monday that a prisoner died at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Saturday, the eighth fatality at the prison for terrorism suspects since it opened more than a decade ago.

Authorities were withholding the name, nationality and age of the detainee pending notification of his family, according to a statement issued by Joint Task Force Guantanamo at the U.S. naval base in southern Cuba. An autopsy was planned, the statement said, and there was no immediate report on the suspected cause of death.

Guards walking routine patrols of the cellblocks found the prisoner "unresponsive" and transferred him to the Navy base hospital after first aid failed to revive him at his cell, the military said. He was pronounced dead by a hospital physician "after extensive life-saving methods" had been performed, the statement said.

Two of the eight prisoners who have died were said to have succumbed to natural causes; five were suicides.

After the first three suicides in June 2006, in what was seen as a coordinated protest of unlimited detention, the military jailers at Guantanamo instituted a number of suicide-prevention policies, which at least for some months included collecting bed sheets from the cells each morning to deter prisoners from ripping them and fashioning them into nooses.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. Killed Up To 116 Civilians In Drone Strikes Outside War Zones, White House Says

Civilians killed by dronesPresident Barack Obama’s government said on Friday it inadvertently killed up to 116 civilians in strikes...

Dozens of U.S. diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad

Diplomats urge Syria bombingMore than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo critical of U.S. policy in...

Iraqi, U.S. airstrikes destroy 500 Islamic State vehicles fleeing Fallujah

Coalition aristrikesHundreds of Islamic State vehicles fleeing the city of Fallujah have been destroyed by airstrikes in...

June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day: then and now

D-DaySeventy-two years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied troops waded ashore on the beaches of Normandy...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!