Obama, the Courts and Congress Are All Responsible for the Latest Death at Guantánamo


I felt sick when I heard the news: that the man who died at Guantánamo last weekend was Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, a Yemeni. I had been aware of his case for six years, and had followed it closely. He had been cleared for release under President Bush (in December 2006) and under President Obama (as a result of the Guantánamo Review Task Force’s deliberations in 2009). He had also had his habeas corpus petition granted in a US court, but, disgracefully, he had not been freed.

Instead of being released, Adnan Latif was failed by all three branches of the US government. President Obama was content to allow him to rot in Guantánamo, having announced a moratorium on releasing any Yemenis from Guantánamo after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian recruited in Yemen, tried and failed to blow up a plane in December 2009. That ban was still in place when Latif died, and had been put in place largely because of pressure from Congress.

Also to blame are the D.C. Circuit Court and the Supreme Court. Latif had his habeas corpus petition granted in July 2010, but then the D.C. Circuit Court moved the goalposts, ordering the lower court judges to give the government’s alleged evidence — however obviously inadequate — the presumption of accuracy. Latif’s case came before the D.C. Circuit Court in October 2011, when two of the three judges — Judges Janice Rogers Brown and Karen LeCraft Henderson — reversed his successful habeas petition, and only Judge David Tatel dissented, noting that there was no reason for his colleagues to assume that the government’s intelligence report about Latif, made at the time of his capture, was accurate, as it was “produced in the fog of war, by a clandestine method that we know almost nothing about.” In addition, Judge Tatel noted that it was “hard to see what is left of the Supreme Court’s command,” in 2008’s Boumediene v. Bush ruling, granting the prisoners constitutionally guaranteed habeas corpus rights, that the habeas review process be “meaningful.”

Despite this, when the Supreme Court had the opportunity to take back control of the Guantánamo prisoners’ habeas petitions in June this year, through a number of appeals, including one by Latif, they refused.

Adnan Latif first came to my attention when I was researching the prisoners’ stories for my book The Guantánamo Files in 2006. There was evidently something not right about him, which, it seemed clear, was attributable to the fact that he had suffered a serious head wound in a car crash in Yemen in 1994. This, in turn, had been the reason that he had traveled to Pakistan and then Afghanistan prior to his capture in December 2001 — for affordable medical treatment, as he explained –and the precarious state of his mental health had been obvious to me when I read the transcript of his tribunal at Guantánamo in 2004.

In the tribunal, as I explained in an online chapter of my book in 2008, he “appeared bewildered, refuting what he believed was an allegation that he came from a place called al-Qaeda by saying, ‘I am from Orday City in Yemen, not a city in al-Qaeda. My city is very far away from the city of al-Qaeda.'”

Although it was clear that Latif was not well, the authorities initially regarded him as someone trained to deceive interrogators. At his tribunal hearing, his Personal Representative (a military officer assigned in place of a lawyer) noted that he “[r]ambles for long periods and does not answer questions” and “[h]as clearly been taught to ramble as a resistance technique.”

In fact, Latif’s rambling was because of his mental health problems. In December 2006, the authorities recognized that he was not worth holding, and Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, the commander of the Joint Task Force at Guantánamo, recommended him for transfer out of the prison in a document that was classified, and not made publicly available until April 2011, when it was released by the campaigning group WikiLeaks.

However, Latif was not released, and nor did his ordeal come to an end. In August 2008, one of his attorneys, Mark Falkoff, filed an “Emergency Motion to Compel Access to Medical Records of Petitioner Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif and for Other Miscellaneous Relief” (PDF), in which he pointed out that his client was showing signs of schizophrenia, and had also lost a considerable amount of weight — from 145 to 107 pounds — for unexplained reasons, as he was not, at the time, on a hunger strike, although at one point earlier in his imprisonment his weight had dropped to just under 90 pounds. Falkoff had, however, been told by Latif that he had been prevented from having a blanket and a mattress in his cell, even though he was in a very poor state, and he described his client as being “near death.”

Another of Latif’s attorneys, David Remes, explained how his client had tried to commit suicide on several occasions, and, on a visit in May 2009, had tried to do so while Remes was present. He “chipped off a piece of the stiff veneer on the underside of our conference table and used it to saw into a vein in his left wrist,” Remes said, adding, “As he sawed, he drained his blood into a plastic container and, shortly before it was time for me to leave, he hurled the blood at me from the container.”

Amnesty International, which took up his case, also noted that he had been “held in solitary confinement in the psychiatric ward at Guantánamo since at least November 2008,” and that he told his lawyers that “when he is awake he sees ghosts in the darkness, hears frightening voices and suffers from nightmares when he is asleep.” He also suffered from “a number of physical health problems, including a fractured cheekbone, a shattered eardrum, blindness in one eye, a dislocated shoulder blade, and a possibly dislocated knee,” as well as “constant throat and stomach pain which [made] it difficult for him to eat,” but when he responded to his neglect by embarking on hunger strikes, the authorities strapped him in a restraint chair and force-fed him up to three times a day through a tube pushed up his nose into his stomach.

In May 2010, just before he won the habeas petition that was subsequently dismissed by the D.C. Circuit Court, Latif was held in isolation in Camp 5, reserved for hunger strikers and/or those viewed as having influence over the prisoners, and in March 2010 he told his attorneys that he was still subjected to ill-treatment and felt suicidal. As Amnesty International explained in a second appeal, in the letter to his attorneys he stated that he was regularly subjected to violent assaults by the Immediate Response Force (IRF), a group of guards who punish even the most minor transgressions with disproportionate violence.

“IRF teams enter my cell on [a] regular basis,” he wrote. “They throw me and drag me on the floor. [T]wo days before writing this letter [the IRF team] strangled me and pressed hard behind my ears … I lost consciousness for more than an hour.” He added that the circumstances in which he was living “makes death more desirable than living … I find no taste for life, sleep or rest.”

We may never find out exactly what happened to Adnan Latif. Last weekend, he was “found unresponsive in his cell” in Camp 5 “and could not be revived,” as the authorities explained in a statement. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service will conduct an inquiry, but it may be inconclusive. To my mind, he was worn out by Guantánamo — so worn out that he died of despair and exhaustion — and President Obama and his advisors, and Judges Janice Rogers Brown and Karen LeCraft Henderson, are to blame.

Speaking to the New York Times, David Remes described Latif as a “talented poet and deeply devout” man who was “mentally fragile and was at times sedated, placed on suicide watch and sent to the prison’s psychological ward.” He added, “Every hope held out to him was dashed. He felt that his spirit was dying, that he couldn’t continue to bear his conditions.” In the Washington Post, Remes said, “Latif’s death is a tragedy and could have been avoided. This is a man who never should have been brought to Guantánamo. He was fragile physically and psychologically and cried out for treatment.”

In another powerful statement, David Remes wrote, “The military has not stated a cause of death. However Adnan died, it was Guantánamo that killed him. His death is a reminder of the human cost of the government’s Guantánamo detention policy and underscores the urgency of releasing detainees the government does not intend to prosecute.”

This is indeed a pressing concern, and one whose urgency was emphasized by Wells Dixon of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who, as the Associated Press explained, said that “the sense of despair among prisoners overall seems to have worsened since the Supreme Court announced in June that it would not review the way courts were handling the men’s individual challenges to their confinement.”

“The mood is very dark,” Dixon told the AP, adding, “There are a lot of guys who are having a really hard time … Many of them have lost any hope that they are ever going to be released regardless of their status.”

I hope that Adnan Latif’s death will not have been in vain, and that it will lead to renewed pressure on President Obama to release the other 86 prisoners at Guantánamo who, like Latif, were told — some as long ago as 2004 — that they would be leaving Guantánamo, but who are still held. Otherwise there will be more deaths, more disgrace, and more of the very real sense that the men at Guantánamo are, as George W. Bush intended nearly eight years ago, a sub-species of human being without any rights whatsoever.

Note: See here for Marc Falkoff’s article about Adnan Latif for Amnesty International’s magazine in 2007, at the time that the book he compiled, Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, was published, which featured “Hunger Strike Poem,” written by Adnan Latif.

Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK) and of two other books: Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield. To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed — and I can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Flickr (my photos) and YouTube. Also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in April 2012, “The Complete Guantánamo Files,” a 70-part, million-word series drawing on files released by WikiLeaks in April 2011, and details about the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (co-directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, and available on DVD here — or here for the US). Also see my definitive Guantánamo habeas list and the chronological list of all my articles, and please also consider joining the new “Close Guantánamo campaign,” and, if you appreciate my work, feel free to make a donation.

As published exclusively on the website of the Future of Freedom Foundation.

45 Responses

  1. Dr Rita Pal (@dr_rita39) says...


    I am always so grateful that you keep going on these issues. Thankyou for all the work you do. Without you, the rest of us would never know about the injustices meted out.


  2. Andy Worthington says...

    Thank you, Rita. That’s very good to hear. I had a month off in August, as I was suffering from Guantanamo fatigue, but I know so much about the men’s stories that I will always be around to discuss them and write about them and campaign for them until we eventually get the wretched place closed down – one of these days!

  3. Sara says...

    I empathise with you when you speak of “Guantanamo fatigue”. Your work and persistent efforts make it all the more valuable to the world.

    After reading this article, I felt as though I had taken a look inside what hell on earth must be like. Time is ticking, despair is rising for these men, and I marvel at those who still cling to hope and strong faith. I only hope more people rise day by day after reading your articles and seeing what is happening in their backyard, and campaign to get Guantanamo, Bargam, and so many others closed down.

    Again, thank you so much for your work.

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    Thank you, Sara. Your words are a great encouragement.
    Above all, however, poor Adnan’s death has been a real spur to exert renewed pressure on the administration, and to get more people to say enough is enough, so that his death will not have been in vain, and so no more prisoners die in the black hole of Guantanamo.

  5. Andy Worthington says...

    On Facebook, Louise Gordon wrote:

    This man was sick to start with. Instead of treatment, only brutality was meted out to him. A sub-species of human with no rights whatsoever covers it. Just like the eugenicists.

    When are they going to close this abominable place?

  6. Andy Worthington says...

    Sara Naqwi wrote:

    The concept of a psychiatric ward in Guantanamo sounds like something out of a horror film, as is their medical treatment. Makes sense, considering what Adnan suffered despite his alleged ”treatment”.

  7. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks for the comments, Louise and Sara, and for the clear recognition of the ever present horrors of Guantanamo. And thanks also to the many people who have liked and shared this. Let’s keep the pressure on!

  8. Andy Worthington says...

    Zilma Nunes wrote:

    I imagine the situation of this guy mentally disabled in jail ..No compassion is the law.We are living in a crazy world …

  9. Andy Worthington says...

    Muna Abougoush wrote:

    Thanks for your work Andy, we need dedicated people like you to continue to give us a truthful narrative of the situations at Guantanamo. The laws that are being transgressed in this facility and the associated tribunals are unbelievable. Makes one wonder if any of these political leaders actually value human rights beyond the scope of their campaign speeches.

  10. Andy Worthington says...

    “No compassion is the law.” – I like that, Zilma. And Muna, I think Obama was the final proof that we can no longer trust prospective leaders who sound like they care about anything other than themselves and their corporate buddies.

  11. Muhammad says...

    when will this suffering end?
    are we all helpless.. and hopless.. if hope is still there.. why??
    what are we hoping for? is the new administration going to close it down?? or will it establish more guantanamos.. ? the supreme court is going to close it down? or the international court of justice will free these men.. ?
    my heart is crying because i feel absolutely powerless .. how can i help my brothers suffering in that hell??
    mr worthington, you’re a great inspiration for people.. your work is appreciated by the people and maybe even the angels read your work and maybe shed tears of sorrow..
    keep up the good work.. this is sacred.. i can feel it in the deepest part of my torn soul..
    thankyou mr worthington.. may Allah protect you..

  12. Andy Worthington says...

    Thank you for the supportive words, Muhammad.
    As for your questions, it’s up to the President, and we will need to continue to put pressure on Obama and his administration to release the cleared prisoners before another poor man dies.

  13. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    i wonder about obama’s conscience…. and about the conscience of the whole dems for that case….
    seems like they stopped demonstrating the wars when obama took over… and keep ignoring his murderous foreign policy “because mitt would ruin the country”
    What about dumping the whole lesser evil crap and vote third party for real???

  14. Andy Worthington says...

    Julien Arbor wrote:

    I just went into full-tilt cognitive dissonance! There is NO viable third party candidate… and I very STRONGLY believe that things will only be worse under a Romney regime! Refuse to participate in the process by not voting? Yea… that’s an option, but what will that achieve on a national level? As a psychologist… I have been especially sickened by this whole thing. And yet I am supporting Obama… because I shudder to think of the alternative and what that will bring. I’m also piss-poor and disabled. If Romney were to get elected… we’ll be looking at T4 Part 2. And there won’t be anything “merciful” about it!

  15. Andy Worthington says...

    Absolutely correct, Monique. The Dems were spineless under Bush and are spineless now. They only appeared to have principles when Obama could read well from an autocue and sound convincing. As for voting, Mitt Romney would be the worst of all possible outcomes domestically and internationally, but Obama doesn’t actually deserve support. The viable alternative? It’s going to have to come from us – we the people – and I suspect that we need to start organizing – really organizing – from the ground up. Occupy celebrates its first anniversary tomorrow. It’s a good time to reflect on what it, what was, and what can be.

  16. DC Gallin says...

    Thank you so much for this information Andy! Obama is nothing but a coffee coloured puppet, so much is obvious. Even the nobel prize was a total farce! When are we going to get rid of governments?

  17. Andy Worthington says...

    When we can come up with a new model that works for the people and not just for the 1 percent, I hope.

  18. Andy Worthington says...

    Julien Arbor wrote, in response to 15, above:

    Andy… while I agree with you in theory… in reality I don’t see how there’s enough time under the most ideal of circumstances to accomplish what you are suggesting. Congress refused to work with Obama on a number of issues. Do you believe that they will work better with a third-party candidate?

  19. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    unfortunately i do not believe that congress would do better under a third party president…. but the democrats need to wake up tto the fact that they are losing a large part of their voter base because of how foreign policy is handled under their prez…. also his whistle blower witch hunt, ndaa and the way A FORMER LAWYER president exerted undue influence when he declared bradley manning clearly guilty before his trial had even started… the commander in chief about a person who is to face military trial…. how in hell is bradley ever supposed to have a fair trial under such circumstances?

    although i understand your fears about how the already disadvantaged would fare under mitt romney (i too am disabled), i find it very saddening that people ignore foreign policy over domestic issues…. sounds to me like i’d rather they get fucked over (non-americans) than the possibility of us (americans) getting fucked over…. and no… i am in no way saying mitt would be better in foreign policy matters… mitt would be an unmittigated disaster… but congress could waylay him as much as it did obama…

    to me the problem really is the 2 party system which offers no real choice…. and at some point the american people have to take a stance and change the rules to the game…. unless they dare to…. we are all fucked.

  20. Andy Worthington says...

    Julien Arbor wrote:

    No ignoring foreign policy on my part. I didn’t mention it because to me it’s so obvious that Romney would be a nightmare with regards to foreign policy. Not all us Yanks are as bad and self-absorbed as you might think! 😉

  21. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    i wrote sounds like to me because i very well realise the bias might be in my defective hearing :o)

  22. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    it is such a bloody shame that the most powerful country in the world military wise, seems to leave its own people powerless to make the changes they so dearly would like to make…..

  23. Andy Worthington says...

    Julien Arbor wrote:

    Perhaps some day you’ll learn the story of how I came to be disabled and what I tried to do regarding both the detainees and veterans… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_saUN4j7Gw

  24. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks again, Jules and Monique. To return to the point where I left off, regarding elections, I don’t see as yet a viable alternative to the existing parties, but that’s what we need to create. Investing any energy in a system whereby one leader might be slightly less bad than another isn’t really adequate when the world – and also, from a US point of view, the US – is in such a mess. I think that solutions may come from people in cities and towns working out how to take more control of their lives – through various types of co-ops, for example, through trying to find ways to get to use unused land and property for he common good, for those in need, for growing food … That seems possible to me, and very sensible, as I can’t see any politicians doing anything to respond to the huge challenges we face, with ever increasing unemployment and absolutely no vision from our out-of-touch leaders.

  25. Tish Flynt says...

    Before I die I want to help start a religion which is totally non-denominational, requires the participation and wisdom of all members, (we all have something to contribute to the whole) has no head POPE, minister, bishop, or any other power figure or leader, but equally shared rotating Speaker Facilitators from the membership who share what they have passion for & feel should be shared and discussed. Members offer their Dreams, Wisdom, Inspiring Personal Experiences, Causes and Concerns, News of Importance, or Ask valuable Questions for a part of each service. The rest would be as discussion and sharing of member choice. This religion would build grass-root ‘Churches of Accountability’ which would place the Power, Choice, Work, Responsibility and Accountability squarely back in the hands of the MEMBERS and not so much in prayerful moaning or waiting for ‘them to do it’ or in a GOD WILLING attitude! A God may or not be willing but for real change we humans must be willing. With these ‘CHURCHES OF ACCOUNTABILITY’ we individually and collectively could regain our power, authority, will, and choice to make the necessary differences to save ourselves, our planet and our mutual well-being. This would be a conscious socially, environmentally, politically, and economically aware Religion without 501c3 status so we could put our money, mouths, time & other resources where we believe they are most needed. When people ask what can I do? Or how can I make a difference? There will be some ready choices with room and open-mindedness for options and acting with-out fear as we ground ourselves in mutual support and sharing at the most basic levels and extending to the global. Imagine you have been studying food resources around the world and I am studying who owns the water rights and my neighbor has been studying GMO foods and She has been practicing communications using the arts and especially dance, and wheelchair bound friend shares what it is like, living off the grid. We are responsible and must act on our own behalf and on behalf of life and well-being!!

  26. Tish Flynt says...

    Andy Worthington

    Thank you so much for helping those who are paying attention and wanting to know and be responsible for the acts done in our name.

  27. Andy Worthington says...

    Great to hear from you, Tish. Thanks for the kind words, and for your vision of a fully functioning, responsible religion.

  28. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote, in response to 24, above:

    btw Andy, thanks to you Julien and i have become trans atlantic friends now :o)

  29. Andy Worthington says...

    Julien Arbor wrote:

    Yes… absolutely. Agreed. I have sincerely been wrestling with this… and especially since Aug 30 and all that has been reported since then. For myself… I have come to the decision that it’s necessary for me to do both. That is moving towards greater self-sufficiency along with interdependency… and also simultaneously participating in the political process… at least for the time being. I’m not so naive as to believe that any elected officials are going to be able to prevent some of what is inevitably coming our way. At the same time… I very much believe that a Romney administration will result in that storm becoming a supercell of massive destruction. And hey… had I not become sick and disabled I would now be lying on a beach in Yucatan, Mexico… sipping Majitos… and pecking out books instead. I was in the process of becoming an expat when my health and functioning began to fail. I’m better now in some ways than then… but there’s no way that I could leave yet… so I have to do the best with what I have. *BTW…. my apologies for side-tracking your thread.

  30. Andy Worthington says...

    Glad you and Jules have connected, Monique. The Internet’s here to enable us to connect! And Jules, no side-tracking involved. It’s all relevant.
    To return to the topic, however, I need to work out how to keep Adnan Latif’s story in the public eye, so his death was not in vain. The cleared prisoners in Guantanamo MUST be freed before anyone else dies. I’m very glad that this article has been so widely shared, as that helps, but I know how the news cycle works, and how we’re all tied in to it. Outside of specific activist circles, I suspect that people have already moved on, sadly.

  31. Bigz Lilk says...

    Perhaps, as you infer, these crimes against humanity would not be possible if the public was properly informed of the facts. However, the truth is a victim of propaganda so pernicious as referring to Wikileaks as a “campaigning group”. Wikileaks are a publishing organisation who, by their actions, might be said to campaign for fact based reporting – something most US media appear to have abandoned – but to define Wikileaks as a campaigning group is deceptive obfuscation that could be interpreted as progressing a position denying them the protections afforded journalists by the US Constitution. It is important that the truth is told. Wikileaks have done more than anyone in the past five years to reveal the truth, such as the story of Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif. Journalists need to object to the massive campaign by the US Government against Wikileaks, from the disgraceful banking blockade to the absurd refusal to acknowledge their work as journalism.

  32. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, Bigz Lilk. You may not know that, last year, I worked as a media partner with WikiLeaks on the release of the classified military files about the Guantanamo prisoners. I had no intention of slighting their role. I am also a journalist and a campaigner, or activist, and I referred to WikiLeaks in that manner because I am tired of the “liberal” mainstream media pretending that there is such a thing as objectivity, and defending the status quo through its refusal to adopt a campaigning stance, except, occasionally, in editorials. I understand that it may be misconstrued by some people, but it was meant as a compliment.

  33. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    i wish the whole obama administration could get sued for wrongful death for keeping adnan imprisoned after he had been cleared both during the bush and the obama administrations …i for one am pretty sure that adnan would likely stlll live had he been released years ago and had access to normal health care ..
    has a cause of death been released yet, Andy?

  34. Andy Worthington says...

    There won’t be any announcement for a while, Monique, and I’m sure it will be inconclusive. You’re absolutely right about Adnan – I am convinced he would have still been alive had he been freed, and it ought to be possible to sue senior officials for his death. Ought to be, but won;t be, as the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed by Congress the week after the 9/11 attacks, apparently allows the government to hold those it suspects of any kind of involvement with al-Qaeda or the Taliban “until the end of hostilities” – and if they die, that’s apparently not a problem.

  35. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    one big difference though….. he was cleared 2X !!!!!!!

  36. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    no valid excuse to hold him by their own admission

  37. Andy Worthington says...

    Yes, Monique, although unfortunately none of those recommendations are binding. Clearing prisoners doesn’t include any admission that they were wrongly detained, or that they might be innocent; it just means the government no longer regards them as sufficiently dangerous to keep holding them, and/or has exploited them for their alleged intelligence value.
    That’s all completely twisted and wrong, of course, but it’s what happens when a government (under Bush) decides that it can hold people as “enemy combatants” and the next government (under Obama) doesn’t have the nerve – or even the will – to return to the rules as they were before 9/11, when people could only be deprived of their liberty if they were prisoners of war or criminal suspects.

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