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2006-06-12 14:02:01

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Already struggling to improve its image abroad, the United States went into damage control mode on Monday after a senior State Department official called three suicides in Guantanamo Bay a "great PR move." State Department spokesman Sean McCormack distanced the department from the remark made on Sunday by deputy assistant secretary of state for public diplomacy Colleen Graffy. "I would just point out in public that we do not see it (the...

2006-06-12 13:33:13

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rights advocates on Monday blamed U.S. detention and interrogation policies for the suicides of three detainees at Guantanamo Bay and warned that conditions at the camp would drive more to kill themselves. The deaths of two Saudi men and a Yemeni were predictable results of indefinite incarceration and interrogation techniques that amount to psychological torture, leading to extreme stress and mental illness, they said. "The amount of...

2006-06-12 06:11:23

By Andrew Roche LONDON (Reuters) - Europeans seized on the suicides of Guantanamo prisoners as more proof the U.S. camp should be closed, and a top U.S. official on Monday disowned a colleague's comment that the deaths were a "good PR move." Two Saudis and a Yemeni hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets in their cells on Saturday, the first prisoners to die at Guantanamo since the United States began sending suspected al Qaeda and Taliban captives there in 2002. "Guantanamo...

2006-06-11 15:06:24

By Jane Sutton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suicides of three Arab detainees at Guantanamo ignited new calls on Sunday for the United States to shut down the prison camp but a U.S. diplomat called their hangings a "good PR move" to gain attention. Two Saudis and a Yemeni hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets in maximum security cells on Saturday -- the first prisoners to die at Guantanamo since the United States began sending suspected al Qaeda and Taliban captives there in...

2006-06-11 12:00:39

By Jane Sutton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suicides of three Arab prisoners at Guantanamo ignited new calls on Sunday for the government to shut down the detention camp and send home the foreign captives held there for years as enemy combatants. Advocates for the prisoners blamed the Bush administration for the deaths, which they said would inflame the global Muslim community. Two Saudis and a Yemeni hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets in maximum security cells on Saturday...

2006-06-10 23:07:12

Corrects job title in paragraph seven to "Prison camp commander Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris" instead of "Base commander Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Three Arabs hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets, the first prisoners to die at Guantanamo base since the United States began holding terrorism suspects there in 2002, U.S. officials said on Saturday. The military said guards at the camp in Cuba found the two Saudis and one Yemeni not...

2006-06-10 23:15:52

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Three Arabs hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets, the first prisoners to die at Guantanamo base since the United States began holding terrorism suspects there in 2002, U.S. officials said on Saturday. The military said guards at the camp in Cuba found the two Saudis and one Yemeni not breathing in their cells shortly after midnight and attempts to resuscitate them failed. The deaths threw a fresh spotlight on the camp, which has drawn...

2006-06-10 20:40:00

By Jane Sutton WASHINGTON -- The three prisoners found dead at the Guantanamo prison camp on Saturday were the first to succeed in committing suicide, but nearly two dozen others have tried to kill themselves behind the razor-wire fences at the remote U.S. naval base in southeast Cuba. Before Saturday, 23 prisoners had tried to kill themselves 41 times at the camp, which holds about 460 foreign terrorism suspects, military officials said. That number did not include hundreds of what military...

2006-06-10 18:45:12

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Three foreign prisoners were found dead on Saturday after hanging themselves with clothing and bedsheets in the first deaths at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since the prison camp for foreign terror suspects opened in January 2002, U.S. officials said. The military said two Saudis and one Yemeni were found unresponsive and not breathing in their cells by guards shortly after midnight and that attempts to resuscitate them failed....

2006-06-10 15:03:55

MIAMI (Reuters) - Three foreign prisoners being held at the U.S. navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, died on Saturday in apparent suicides, the U.S. military said. "Two Saudis and one Yemeni, each located in Camp 1, were found unresponsive and not breathing in their cells by guards," U.S. Southern Command said in a statement. The military said attempts to resuscitate the detainees failed and they were pronounced dead by a physician at Guantanamo, which holds just under 500 foreigners...


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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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