Originally published in Irish Examiner, 19 Jan 2014
It's been revealed (Amy Goodman, Democracy Now) that a secret CIA "Black Site" prison existed within Guantanamo in which prisoners may have been tortured and subjected to mind altering drugs.
A book by a former US sergeant at Guantanamo, Joseph Hickman, raises claims that three prisoners alleged to have committed suicide in 2006 may have died instead due to torture.
Mani al-Utaybi, and Yasser al-Zahrani from Saudi Arabia were already approved for release.
A review of Ali Abdullah Ahmed's case revealed "no evidence of terrorist involvement".
In 2008, Murat Kurnaz, a former detainee revealed in his memoir, that all the other prisoners at Guantanamo concluded the three detainees had been killed.