Gitmo Comes Under Fire

A United Nations panel, compliant with the U.S. ratified "Convention Against Torture" has called on Washington to close Gitmo

The first sign of trouble last week at the U.S. Navy's detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, came when guards found a prisoner unconscious in his cell. Then a second prisoner was discovered frothing at the mouth. Both had swallowed large amounts of an antianxiety drug. Not long after, 10 guards were lured into a medium-security bunkhouse where a detainee was apparently getting ready to hang himself with a bedsheet. In the ensuing melee, prisoners wielded broken fan blades, light fixtures and pieces of metal against riot police, who fired pepper spray and rubber pellets, leaving several lightly injured on both...

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