Democracy Now: Federal Judge Rejects Gitmo Deaths Suit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Pentagon of falsely claiming three Guantánamo Bay prisoners committed suicide in 2006 when they may in fact have been tortured to death. An investigation by Harper’s Magazine earlier this year found evidence the prisoners were suffocated and tortured during questioning at a secret Guantánamo facility known as “Camp No.” On Wednesday, US District Judge Ellen Huvelle rejected a request from two of the prisoners’ families to reopen the case based on new testimony from military officials. Huvelle cited a federal appeals court ruling barring court judgments on matters related to conditions at the Guantánamo prison.

~ by wheresthemic on September 30, 2010.

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