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Gitmo Detainee’s Body Returned To Yemen, New Details On His Death Revealed

Gitmo Detainee’s Body Returned To Yemen, New Details On His Death Revealed

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) said today that the body of Allal Ab-Aljallil Abd al-Rahman Abd (aka Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif) was repatriated to Yemen. The SOUTHCOM statement did not indicate the date or time the body was returned, nor who received the remains. On November 26, Jason Leopold at Truthout broke the story that Latif’s death would be attributed […]

Latif Letter About Guantanamo Speaks From The Grave: “I Am Being Pushed Toward Death Every Moment”

Latif Letter About Guantanamo Speaks From The Grave: “I Am Being Pushed Toward Death Every Moment”

This report was written by Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye and originally published at Truthout. Explosive claims in a letter to his lawyers reveal a Gitmo detainee’s fears about his captors’ intentions, well in advance of his mysterious death. Meanwhile, the investigation into his apparent suicide centers on the protocols meant to prevent it. More […]

“The Atomic Victims As Human Guinea Pigs”

“The Atomic Victims As Human Guinea Pigs”

While much has been written about the victims of the Atomic Bombs dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the closing days of World War II, very little is known by Americans of the fate of the victims of that bombing. Known as the Hibakusha, their medical condition for years was the subject […]

Gitmo Detainee Death Mystery Deepens With News Of Drug Overdose

Gitmo Detainee Death Mystery Deepens With News Of Drug Overdose

Charlie Savage at the New York Times reports that “several people briefed on a Naval Criminal Investigative Service inquiry” into the death of Guantanamo detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, who was found unresponsive in his cell last September, have revealed that the prisoner “died from an overdose of psychiatric medication.” As Savage notes, the military autopsy has […]

Autopsy Report Claims Guantanamo Prisoner Adnan Latif Committed Suicide

Autopsy Report Claims Guantanamo Prisoner Adnan Latif Committed Suicide

The manner of death has been ruled a suicide, the cause of death has not yet been disclosed. The list of unanswered questions grows. Truthout has obtained the results of the autopsy on Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, but the long-awaited report on the mysterious September death of the Guantanamo Bay detainee raises more questions than […]

Adnan Latif Autopsy Report Ready: Public Resolution Into Death of Guantanamo Prisoner Endures

Adnan Latif Autopsy Report Ready: Public Resolution Into Death of Guantanamo Prisoner Endures

Originally published on Truthout. EXCLUSIVE: Long-awaited answers to the mysterious death of man detained for more than a decade at Guantanamo may reside in an autopsy report that apparently won’t be made public anytime soon – if ever. It’s been two months since Yemeni prisoner Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif died at the US Naval Base, […]

Delisting MKO: U.S. Officially Taking Up Arms Against Iran

Delisting MKO: U.S. Officially Taking Up Arms Against Iran

In an act of unequivocal and explicit hostility toward Iran, the United States took the name of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) off its list of foreign terrorist organizations on Friday, September 28, showing its unconditional support to the sworn enemies of the Iranian nation straight from the shoulder. The U.S. government announced the decision a few […]

Tehran NAM Summit: The Failure Of Anti-Iranian Plots

Tehran NAM Summit: The Failure Of Anti-Iranian Plots

The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement kicked off in the Iranian capital of Tehran on August 25 and the heads of state and government of the 120-member organization are slated to meet on August 30 and 31 to discuss the most important international developments ranging from the violence and crisis in Syria and the […]

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Reference Guide Instructs US Military Personnel to Respect Afghan Culture In Order To Prevent “Green On Blue” Attacks

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Reference Guide Instructs US Military Personnel to Respect Afghan Culture In Order To Prevent “Green On Blue” Attacks

Jason Leopold at Truthout got his hands on an unclassified, For Official Use Only, Army “pocket reference guide” that instructs troops how to respond to and avoid “green on blue” attacks. Leopold reports: US military personnel in Afghanistan have been told to “respect Islam, Koran or a mosque” and “Afghan women, elders and children” in […]

Iran Is Not isolated: When The Olympics Make Iranians Proud

Iran Is Not isolated: When The Olympics Make Iranians Proud

For the Iranian people, the 2012 Olympic Games in London which wrapped up earlier on August 12 was thoroughly different from the previous editions of the summer Olympics. This year’s games came on the heels of a set of biting sanctions by the United States and European Union against Iran’s banking, insurance, transportation and oil […]

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