Currently there are 10 sets of documents on this webpage, which I divide into three sections:
1) The U.S. Army’s AR 15-6 report on the death of Adnan Latif
2) the Force Protection Report and subsequent High Priority Emails sent to Col. John Bogdan, the commander of Guantanamo’s Joint Detention Group (the guard force) on September 7, 2012, warning that Latif “might commit suicide.” He in fact did die, ostensibly by suicide, in the early morning hours the next day.
3) A new set of documents that consist of “exhibits” and documents associated with the AR 15-6 report. These includes witness statements, some disciplinary reports, and other documentary material. Some of these documents are of high interest, such as the witness statement from Latif’s psychologist. Other documents look promising but offer very little, such as the ICRC messages Latif wrote to relatives, which are totally censored.
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The AR-15-6 report
Below is a FOIA release (dated November 21, 2016) of the Force Protection Report and subsequent High Priority Email sent to Col. John Bogdan, the commander of Guantanamo’s Joint Detention Group (the guard force) at the time of Latif’s death. The email warned that Latif “might commit suicide.” A “Collectors Comment” added to the Force Protection report states that Latif “was tasked to commit suicide with” Mohammad Al Hanashi in June 2009. No evidence of such a tasking has ever been released or otherwise noted, though it is worth noting that Behavioral Health Unit personnel were evidently told that Al Hanashi himself thought he was supposed to die with the three detainees who all supposedly committed suicide (or were killed) in 2006. Camp authorities back in 2006 characterized the three deaths as a joint suicide. Thus a pattern of indicating links between the various suicides was perpetuated at least within the Guantanamo camp.
Force Protection Report and subsequent High Priority Emails (September 7, 2012)
FOIA Bogdan High Priority Email (PDF)
NEW! AR 15-6 Exhibits and related documents
Below are a number of files containing hundreds of pages of supporting documentation to the Army’s AR 15-6 report on the death of Adnan Latif (which can be accessed higher up on this page). The files were released over the past three years, subsequent to FOIA requests by reporter Jason Leopold and myself. All files here were sent to me by SOUTHCOM upon my request. There are many new revelations in these documents, too many to enumerate here. It’s my hope that journalists, researchers and human rights workers will find much to interest them in these documents.
If you cannot access or see the documents below, you can find them all at this link: https://www.documentcloud.org/search/Project:%20Latif
AR 15-6 Exhibits Part One
AR 15-6 Exhibits Part Two
AR 15-6 Exhibits Part Three
AR 15-6 Exhibits Part Four
AR 15-6 Exhibits Part Five
AR 15-6 Exhibits Part Six
AR 15-6 Exhibits Part Seven 9 (includes the written statement by the Chief Psychologist)
AR 15-6 Exhibits Part Eight
AR 15-6 Exhibit 59 – Latif ICRC Messages
23 Oct 12 Interview With A Detainee Witness