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get out the tinfoil hats...

Posted by on May. 2, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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http://www.salon.com/2013/05/02/gitmo_lawyer_found_dead_in_apparent_suicide/singleton/

TOPICS: GUANTANAMO HUNGER STRIKE, GUANTANAMO BAY, ATTORNEY, SUICIDE, NEWS

(Credit: AP)

Andy P. Hart, 38, a federal public defender representing a number of detainees at Guantanamo Bay was found dead last week,reportedly owing to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Although Hart left a suicide note, its contents are unknown. The Ohio lawyer also left a thumb drive with his current case files. Jason Leopold, Truth-Out’s investigative reporter, noted:

Hart’s death comes amid escalating chaos that has engulfed Guantanamo over the past three months—from a mass hunger strike to military commissions and renewed pressure on the White House to shut down the prison facility. Hart was one of three-dozen Guantanamo attorneys who signed a letter in March urging Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to take immediate action and bring about an end to the hunger strike. Because Hart was a federal employee working on sensitive legal issues the FBI was contacted about his death. It is unknown if the agency has been investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

…Hart was assigned by the government to defend Mohammed Rahim al-Afghani, who was detained by the CIA and allegedly subjected to torture methods until his transfer to Guantanamo in March 2008. The government maintained that al-Afghani was Osama bin Laden’s translator and a top al-Qaida official. Hart also represented Saudi Khalid Saad Mohammed, who was transferred back to Saudi Arabia from Guantanamo in 2009. He was also the attorney for Adel Hakeemy, a Tunisian who has been detained at Guantanamo for 11 years.
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lga1965
by on May. 2, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Uh oh...
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Talee
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Hmmm

rfurlongg
by on May. 2, 2013 at 10:55 AM
Wonder how this turns out...
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DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on May. 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Why would the tinfoil hats reference even come into play here? 

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