US Government Gives Monty Python Response to Guantanamo Suicides

The BBC is reporting that 3 detainees at Guantanamo Bay have committed suicide by hanging themselves – but the camp commander seems to have been taking Life of Brian too seriously:

The camp commander said the two Saudis and a Yemeni were “committed” and had killed themselves in “an act of asymmetric warfare waged against us”.

Human Rights Watch are probably a bit closer to the truth..

Ken Roth, head of Human Rights Watch in New York, told the BBC the men had probably been driven by despair.

“These people are despairing because they are being held lawlessly,” he said.

“There’s no end in sight. They’re not being brought before any independent judges. They’re not being charged and convicted for any crime.”

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