- According to official documents, the three men bound their own hands, one his own feet, stuffed rags deep into their own throats, began to choke on them, and then hung themselves in their own cells (simultaneously) at Camp Delta (the primary holding area).
- The existence of a secret site, unnamed and unacknowledged officially by military personnel, located one mile north of Camp Delta. This site, according to witnesses, was used by (assumed) CIA operatives to harshly interrogate detainees. The site, was known as “Camp No,” because “the idea being that anyone who asked if it existed would be told, ‘No, it doesn’t.’” A series of screams coming from the direction of the compound was once heard.
- The night of the three deaths, three prisoners were taken, one at a time, to Camp No, hours before the deaths supposedly occurred. A van returned after several hours form Camp No, and then according to the whistleblower and other sources, a large commotion began.
- Other individuals’ accounts suggest that no bodies were brought from Camp Delta to the clinic (where they would go) that night along the walkway, which they would have had to, suggesting the deaths did not occur at Camp Delta, as the official report states.
- The instruction of superiors to guards/staff that the media would be reporting something different then what the guard were being told happened (guards were being told the prisoners choked to death on rags, while the media would be reporting death by hanging). The superior instructed all staff that “It was important … that servicemen make no comments or suggestions that in any way undermined the official report. He reminded the soldiers and sailors that their phone and email communications were being monitored.”
- NCIS investigators may have failed to review key pieces of information, or reference them in their report. Including, alarmingly, the “footage from the camera that continuously monitored activity in the hallways” which would have effectively proven the individuals died in their cells (if they had).
- Marks on the corpses of the deceased indicated severe beatings had occurred.
- The neck organs were removed in each of the prisoners before being released to their families – which would prove death by hanging (if that had occurred).
- The Justice Department’s, under the Obama
administration, failure to adequately investigate the case in 2009 (the
whistleblower came forward after a new administration was in place).
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