U.S. Military: Gitmo Suicides Acts of ‘Warfare’
Posted on Jun 11, 2006
The commander of the Guantanamo detention center said the three detainees who killed themselves were “committed” and had carried out “an act of asymmetric warfare waged against us.” Rights groups, however, said the men were driven by despair.
The suicides of three detainees at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amount to acts of war, the US military says.
The camp commander said the two Saudis and a Yemeni were “committed” and had killed themselves in “an act of asymmetric warfare waged against us”.
Rights groups said the men who hanged themselves had been driven by despair.