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Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2012

Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, Gitmo prisoner dies without ever being charged with a crime

Official Guantanamo picture of Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif

The Pentagon released a statement recently that Guantanamo detainee had died in custody, the ninth since the prison was opened in 2001.

Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, a 32-year-old man from Yemen who had spent eleven years incarcerated, was found dead in his cell on September 8.

The cause of his death has been recorded as unknown, but Latif had long suffered from feelings of extreme depression during his time in jail, having made several suicide attempts in the previous years.

I am happy to express from this darkness and draw a true picture of the condition in which I exist. I am moving towards a dark cave and a dark life in the shadow of a dark prison. This is a prison that does not know humanity, and does not know anything except the language of power, oppression and humiliation for whoever enters it. It does not differentiate between a criminal and the innocent.”
-Guantanamo inmate Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif in a letter to his lawyer, dated December 26th, 2010

Latif had long complained of abuse by prison staff and of his deteriorating physical and mental condition during his imprisonment.

Latif was initially captured by Pakistani bounty hunters in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks when a mixture of confusion and desire for vengeance resulted in the effective labelling of any military age Arab males found in Afghanistan and Pakistan as potential terrorists.

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