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Habeas Corpse

June 13, 2006

1. Yesterday, I quoted the Guardian as reporting one of the Guantanamo suicides, Mani Shaman Turki al-Habardi al-Utaybi had been declared “safe person, free to be released,” but had not been told of his status. — Today, USA Today words it differently: He was not charged with any crimes and had been recommended for transfer back to his native Saudi Arabia. — This information comes from an article about al-Utaybi’s lawyer who says their defense was hampered “at every turn” by the [US] government.Lawyer says U.S. thwarted defense of Guantanamo suicide victim
2. “The only thing that goes through your mind day after day is how to get justice or how to kill yourself.”Former Guantanamo detainees describe despair leading to suicide attempts

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