For Immediate Release
HRF Statement on Suicide of 4th Guantanamo Detainee
WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials have disclosed the fourth suicide of a
Guantanamo detainee. Muhammmad Ahmad Abdallah Salih was a prisoner
there for 8 years. His death is a stark reminder of the inhumanity of
indefinite detention without charges or trial and of the need to both
shut the Guantanamo detention facility and to provide detainees with
due process of law that has for so long been denied them. Otherwise,
the injustice of the Guantanamo system will continue to divert
attention from bringing terrorism suspects to justice and to complicate
the efforts of the Obama administration to turn the page on the failed
policies of the Bush era.
Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington D.C. Human Rights First believes that building respect for human rights and the rule of law will help ensure the dignity to which every individual is entitled and will stem tyranny, extremism, intolerance, and violence.