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Tears Over Gitmo

“None of those interviewed complained of physical mistreatment,” according to the New York Times today, talking about since-released prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. But, it continues: “According to accounts in the last three months from some of the 32 Afghans and three Pakistanis in the weeks since their release, it was above all the uncertainty of their fate, combined with confinement in very small cells, sometimes only with Arabic speakers, that caused inmates to attempt suicide. One Pakistani interviewed this month said he tried to kill himself four times in 18 months.” Throughout the piece we learn of another and yet another detainee who wanted to kill himself. But how unusual is that considering many of them are presumably prone to suicide/homicides?


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