The parents of two detainees who committed suicide while held at Guantanamo Bay have filed a wrongful death suit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, as well as more than 100 military officers and personnel, alleging that Gitmo’s brutal conditions and torture led their sons to kill themselves.
The 79-page complaint (pdf), filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, was brought by the fathers of Yesser al-Zahrani and Salah Ali Abdullah Ahmed al-Salami, two of the three Guantanamo prisoners who hung themselves in their cells on June 10, 2006. Alongside allegations that physical and mental torture left the detainees psychologically damaged, it claims that crucial missteps by guards and medical officers after the men were found hung led to their deaths
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