The non-suicides at Camp Delta

Oh, you think?
Horrific account of how inmates were tortured, killed, and their deaths faked to look like suicides — suicides so fake that it’s too bad that it took a whistle-blower to come forward with the truth.

According to the NCIS, each prisoner had fashioned a noose from torn sheets and T-shirts and tied it to the top of his cell’s eight-foot-high steel-mesh wall. Each prisoner was able somehow to bind his own hands, and, in at least one case, his own feet, then stuff more rags deep down into his own throat. We are then asked to believe that each prisoner, even as he was choking on those rags, climbed up on his washbasin, slipped his head through the noose, tightened it, and leapt from the washbasin to hang until he asphyxiated. The NCIS report also proposes that the three prisoners, who were held in non-adjoining cells, carried out each of these actions almost simultaneously.

The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle–By Scott Horton (Harper’s Magazine)

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