3 On A Noose At Gitmo


Two Saudis and a Yemeni commit suicide by hanging in Guantanamo Bay:

The military did not name the prisoners and released few details about the men, but said at least two were believed to have been members of international terrorist organizations and the third part of a Taliban uprising.

All three had been on prior hunger strikes and all had been force-fed.

"These are men who had gone on a hunger strike together. The methods of hanging themselves were similar," said Navy Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander at Guantanamo. "I believe this was a coordinated attempt."


"This was clearly a planned event, not a spontaneous event," said Rear Adm. Harry Harris, commander of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo.

He added that there is a "mythical belief" that the Guantanamo detention center would be shut down if three detainees die.