"Suicides" at Guantanamo Bay

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A new investigation in Harper’s magazine is raising questions about whether the deaths of a number of detainees who were held at Guantanamo Bay Prison should really be classified as homicides. We’ll talk to Scott Horton, Contributing Editor of Harper'sand professor at Columbia Law School. Read the article The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle.


Scott Horton

Comments [6]

john from office

They will never close Gitmo. It is too perfect a location. Watch.

Mar. 24 2010 12:51 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

I wouldn't be at all surprised if these suicides were actually murders, but your guest's information is awfully vague and loaded with suppositions.

Mar. 24 2010 12:39 PM
Aaron from nyc

I don't find Mr Horton's arguments compelling: The camp usually has rigorous suicide prevention procedures, therefore any death is murder?! Instead of concluding they were calculated killings we could just as easily conclude the regulations were not strictly enforced!After all, we all know how complacency can set in. And as for the father's denial regrding the handwriting- come on! What would you expect him to say!?

Mar. 24 2010 12:28 PM
Tara from Manhattan

I don't see why this scenario as a suicide is impossible to believe. Especially considering the individuals involved. I'm not saying that what this guest is presenting is impossible either. But his argument is not the strongest.

Mar. 24 2010 12:22 PM
Slightly off-topic

What does it mean to be a "contributing editor" at the magazine? Isn't he a "contributing writer"? Does he have other positions at other magazines or institutions?

Mar. 24 2010 12:18 PM
Callie from Downtown

Is there a suspect or suspects at all? I mean, people in particular? Who's watch they were under?

Mar. 24 2010 12:13 PM

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