GITMO

Another Detainee Commits Suicide

U.S. officials confirmed a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay prison has died in an “apparent suicide.” Guards found the 31-year-old Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Salih unresponsive on Monday night, and unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate him. The prisoner had been held without charges since February 2002. His death marks the fifth apparent prisoner suicide in Guantanamo, the prison Obama has vowed to shut down. "This kind of desperation is caused by the uncertainty of not knowing whether one will ever be released or even charged," said Ben Wizner, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney.