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Thu May 2, 2013, 07:58 AM

Guantanamo Attorney Found Dead in Apparent Suicide


Guantanamo Attorney Found Dead in Apparent Suicide
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 19:32
By Jason Leopold, Truthout | Report

An attorney who represented prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay was found dead last week in what sources said was a suicide.

Andy P. Hart, 38, a federal public defender in Toledo, Ohio, apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hart left behind a suicide note and a thumb drive, believed to contain his case files. It is unknown where Hart died, what the suicide note said or whether an autopsy was performed.

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.

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BlueToTheBone May 2013 #1

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Thu May 2, 2013, 08:17 AM

1. I wonder if that suicide was by 2 shots

to the back of the head. Sorry, it's early...still in that dream state, so I better get my on

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