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66. Senators queries Pentagon on letters from detainees
Posted on Fri, Jun. 09, 2006
Senators queries Pentagon on letters from detainees
Knight Ridder Newspapers

MIAMI - Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy is asking the Pentagon to explain why the military is withholding letters a Guantanamo detainee wrote U.S. lawmakers from behind the razor wire at Camp Delta.

``Is this really happening?'' the Vermont senator and senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee scrawled across the bottom of a letter this week to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

He asked for an answer by Monday.

At issue are 98 handwritten letters that Pakistani captive Saifullah Paracha, 58, wrote between February and May to most of the U.S. senators and Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia's delegate to Congress.

``He says that he and all the others demand justice,'' Paracha's attorney Gaillard Hunt told The Miami Herald in a telephone interview Friday, explaining that the man accused of terrorist ties sent him the letters a month ago for delivery.
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  -CNN breaking: 3 Detainees in Gauntanamo "Committed Suicide" Tom Yossarian Joad  Jun-10-06 01:35 PM   #0 
  - Our poor administration.  Crunchy Frog   Jun-10-06 01:37 PM   #1 
  - UN General Assembly should vote to reccomend closing the place  Terran1212   Jun-10-06 04:48 PM   #41 
  - Tom Yossarian Joad here is the link please edit your OP  maddezmom   Jun-10-06 01:41 PM   #2 
  - Thanks. Did a search and must have missed it.  Tom Yossarian Joad   Jun-10-06 01:43 PM   #4 
  - This will raise suspicions around the world  daleo   Jun-10-06 01:42 PM   #3 
  - The US was force feeding the prisoners on a hunger strike  IndianaGreen   Jun-10-06 01:45 PM   #5 
  - Maybe their weapons accidentally went off like all the mysterious  acmavm   Jun-10-06 01:46 PM   #6 
  - Hung themselves while trying to escape?  DBoon   Jun-10-06 02:57 PM   #16 
     - Lol, that's a good one. n/t  daleo   Jun-10-06 03:09 PM   #19 
     - Slipped and fell on a bullet.  Zhade   Jun-10-06 04:37 PM   #38 
  - Wouldn't you? I sure as hell would. No due process or justice,...  Just Me   Jun-10-06 01:47 PM   #7 
  - Yes I would. Absolutely.  ContraBass Black   Jun-10-06 08:34 PM   #55 
  - I wonder if it was some of the young ones that were kids when  whutgives   Jun-10-06 01:48 PM   #8 
  - Reuters (1st report) here:  Ghost Dog   Jun-10-06 02:00 PM   #9 
  - Bodies treated with utmost respect. I wonder what that means.  thereismore   Jun-10-06 03:03 PM   #18 
  - Sad, sad, sad.  umtalal   Jun-10-06 11:23 PM   #58 
  - How ironic that the military felt compelled to assure us  LibDemAlways   Jun-11-06 09:57 AM   #70 
  - I don't blame them...  BlueStorm   Jun-10-06 02:01 PM   #10 
  - They are interviewing an attorney that has been down there  Tom Yossarian Joad   Jun-10-06 02:02 PM   #11 
  - How could they possibly "commit suicide"? No details.  struggle4progress   Jun-10-06 02:19 PM   #12 
  - Strange that it wasn't stated.  NYC   Jun-11-06 06:09 PM   #83 
  - So no lurid trophy photos this time.  daleo   Jun-10-06 02:21 PM   #13 
  - No framed matte photos  DemonFighterLives   Jun-11-06 10:32 AM   #73 
  - Was this reported before or after the alien abductation story?  longship   Jun-10-06 02:29 PM   #14 
  - Couldn't resist. The freepers are really happy about this...those  whutgives   Jun-10-06 02:38 PM   #15 
  - That's not surprising.  Tom Yossarian Joad   Jun-10-06 03:02 PM   #17 
  - Freepers would kill and eat their own mothers for a dollar  Mr_Spock   Jun-10-06 03:13 PM   #20 
  - OUR freepers, or FR's freepers?  Zhade   Jun-10-06 04:38 PM   #39 
     - FR's Freepers....There are DU Freepers?????  whutgives   Jun-10-06 05:20 PM   #44 
        - You'll see them eventually.  Zhade   Jun-10-06 06:02 PM   #50 
  - This really sucks.  niallmac   Jun-10-06 03:16 PM   #21 
  - Oh say can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we ...  MyDogSpot   Jun-10-06 03:36 PM   #28 
  - My Gitmo rant.  bvar22   Jun-10-06 03:17 PM   #22 
  - 30 years ago, the Soviets had the Gitmos.  daleo   Jun-10-06 03:22 PM   #24 
  - The US is the most shameful country on the planet right now.  MyDogSpot   Jun-10-06 03:35 PM   #26 
     - Thank you for expressing my feelings, My Dog Spot.  anitar1   Jun-11-06 02:19 AM   #62 
  - You are completely right  DemonFighterLives   Jun-11-06 10:37 AM   #74 
  - Here's a report from BBC News, not much new yet.  Up2Late   Jun-10-06 03:18 PM   #23 
  - How old were these detainees? Octagenarians?  MyDogSpot   Jun-10-06 03:35 PM   #25 
  - Why would the age matter?  Tom Yossarian Joad   Jun-10-06 03:37 PM   #29 
     - Like the babies at Haditha,  MyDogSpot   Jun-11-06 07:44 AM   #69 
  - The skepticism I'm witnessing on DU is shocking, I tell ya!  babylonsister   Jun-10-06 03:36 PM   #27 
  - I don't believe an effing word this Administration spews!!!!  Pachamama   Jun-10-06 03:39 PM   #30 
  - I debated whether I should use the  babylonsister   Jun-10-06 03:43 PM   #32 
  - ...  Zhade   Jun-10-06 04:39 PM   #40 
  - But , I do! n/t  anitar1   Jun-11-06 02:20 AM   #63 
  - Never indicted, much less convicted, which means they were innocent.  The Stranger   Jun-10-06 03:43 PM   #31 
  - Curious Google ads I'm seeing offered  Ghost Dog   Jun-10-06 04:01 PM   #35 
  - i will -- cause no one else did -- ZARQAWI!  xchrom   Jun-10-06 03:54 PM   #33 
  - Remember Duncan Hunter?  Tom Yossarian Joad   Jun-10-06 04:00 PM   #34 
  - I saw him when he went there like a year ago  DemonFighterLives   Jun-11-06 10:42 AM   #75 
  - there were 89 on a hunger strike for the last few weeks  leftchick   Jun-10-06 04:28 PM   #36 
  - Another Victory in the War on Terrorism!  onehandle   Jun-10-06 04:33 PM   #37 
  - When were we the good guys? That is such a hollow myth.  mom cat   Jun-10-06 05:01 PM   #42 
  - Military: Gitmo suicides 'an act of warfare'  IDemo   Jun-10-06 05:05 PM   #43 
  - "clearly a planned event, not a spontaneous event"  countmyvote4real   Jun-10-06 05:20 PM   #45 
  - When you think you've heard it all.....unfuckingbelievable. n/t  whutgives   Jun-10-06 05:21 PM   #46 
  - Oh, hell yes! Unfuckingbelievable.  ShortnFiery   Jun-10-06 06:01 PM   #49 
     - I'm sure Dubya is bummed about this......this took all  whutgives   Jun-10-06 06:26 PM   #54 
     - It is perfectly fine for us to kill them on the mean streets  DemonFighterLives   Jun-11-06 10:45 AM   #76 
  - OMFG. We truly live in Bizarro World. An act of "warfare?"  Tom Yossarian Joad   Jun-10-06 05:25 PM   #47 
  - is this like charging a 15yo with "war crimes" like we are?  MisterP   Jun-10-06 05:44 PM   #48 
  - The old 'people in dungeons throwing themselves into walls' war tactic  Rose Siding   Jun-10-06 06:07 PM   #52 
  - OMG! Do I feel safe now!  brer cat   Jun-10-06 09:10 PM   #57 
  - El Smirk found hisself a kindred pathological narcissist to command Gitmo.  TahitiNut   Jun-11-06 12:13 AM   #59 
  - Yoy pegged him. It is insanity.  Tom Yossarian Joad   Jun-11-06 06:20 AM   #67 
  - That is what I thought  DemonFighterLives   Jun-11-06 10:48 AM   #77 
  - They did it just to piss us off?  Xipe Totec   Jun-11-06 12:22 AM   #60 
  - Yeah. That 'act of war' spin is going down very well  Ghost Dog   Jun-11-06 02:32 AM   #65 
     - Rediz! You're in Spain?  Xipe Totec   Jun-11-06 01:10 PM   #80 
  - You have to be a very sick critter to see a suicide by someone alone  Judi Lynn   Jun-11-06 02:29 AM   #64 
  - are you fucking kidding me?  leftchick   Jun-11-06 06:49 AM   #68 
  - How the fuck can suicide be an act of warfare?  otherlander   Jun-11-06 11:04 AM   #78 
  - Sure they did.  Rex   Jun-10-06 06:04 PM   #51 
  - To tell you the truth...  otherlander   Jun-11-06 11:08 AM   #79 
     - It would be an option if I was being held without terms or conditions.  Rex   Jun-11-06 04:18 PM   #82 
  - How prisoners at GITMO are actually charged with something?  chimpsrsmarter   Jun-10-06 06:21 PM   #53 
  - AP: Military says three detainees apparently commit suicide at Guantanamo  Synnical   Jun-10-06 08:37 PM   #56 
  - Everybody told Bush to shut it down!!!  lovuian   Jun-11-06 02:00 AM   #61 
  - Senators queries Pentagon on letters from detainees  Judi Lynn   Jun-11-06 03:32 AM   #66 
  - Assuming that it was suicide, of course they did. They have no hope of  Zynx   Jun-11-06 09:59 AM   #71 
  - It is becoming the death camp  DemonFighterLives   Jun-11-06 10:28 AM   #72 
  - Did you know O' Reilly was reporting live from Gitmo this week  RamboLiberal   Jun-11-06 04:13 PM   #81 

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