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DOD Memo: Re: Suicide Death of Three (3) Detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, June 10, 2006

June 10, 2006 | SOUTHCOM | ACLU-RDI 5835
This document is a Department of Defense (DOD) Memo discussing the apparent suicide of three (3) Guantanamo Bay detainees on June 10, 2006. The detainees: Yasser Al Zahrani, Mana Shaman Allabardi Al Tabi and Ali Abdullah Ahmed apparently took their own lives by hanging while in their cells. The detainees apparently coordinated their suicides. All the dead detainees were previous "Hunger Strikers" at the facility. This Memo states that the bodies were being handled in accordance with Muslim customs, and that all three left suicide notes with the contents of the notes in the memo.