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February 7, 1995
More than two dozen Cuban refugees at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have made suicide gestures, apparently hoping to be sent to Miami for medical attention and allowed to stay, officials said. One Cuban refugee, distraught because his wife left him and moved into another man's tent, tried to hang himself at Guantanamo last year and was taken to the United States. "It gave people the idea they could get a visa," said Carlos Gonzalez, a Cuban psychologist interned at the camp.
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May 29, 2003 | From Reuters
The Pentagon on Wednesday reported two new suicide attempts by prisoners held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, expressing renewed concern as the total number of suicide tries reached 27. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Barbara Burfeind, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said in the last 10 days, one detainee attempted to kill himself for the first time, while another made a repeat attempt. She said neither man was injured and both received medical and mental evaluations.
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May 29, 2003 | From Reuters
The Pentagon on Wednesday reported two new suicide attempts by prisoners held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, expressing renewed concern as the total number of suicide tries reached 27. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Barbara Burfeind, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said in the last 10 days, one detainee attempted to kill himself for the first time, while another made a repeat attempt. She said neither man was injured and both received medical and mental evaluations.
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August 16, 2002 | From Associated Press
Four terrorism suspects being held at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay tried to kill themselves in their cells, a military official said Thursday. One man tried to slash his wrists with a plastic razor, and three others tried to hang themselves with "comfort items" at Camp Delta, the prison in eastern Cuba where 598 men are being held, said Army Lt. Col. Joe Hoey, a detention mission spokesman.
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August 16, 2002 | From Associated Press
Four terrorism suspects being held at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay tried to kill themselves in their cells, a military official said Thursday. One man tried to slash his wrists with a plastic razor, and three others tried to hang themselves with "comfort items" at Camp Delta, the prison in eastern Cuba where 598 men are being held, said Army Lt. Col. Joe Hoey, a detention mission spokesman.
NEWS
February 7, 1995
More than two dozen Cuban refugees at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have made suicide gestures, apparently hoping to be sent to Miami for medical attention and allowed to stay, officials said. One Cuban refugee, distraught because his wife left him and moved into another man's tent, tried to hang himself at Guantanamo last year and was taken to the United States. "It gave people the idea they could get a visa," said Carlos Gonzalez, a Cuban psychologist interned at the camp.
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