Co se stalo Muhammadu al-Hanášímu?

NEW YORK – Muhammad al-Hanáší byl jedenatřicetiletý jemenský občan zadržovaný sedm let bez obžaloby v zálivu Guantánamo. Letošního 3. června, právě když jsem s dalšími novináři byla na Guantánamu na návštěvě, tamní tiskový odbor vydal lakonické oznámení, že al-Hanáší byl ve své cele nalezen mrtvý – „zjevná sebevražda“.

Můj komerční let byl zrušen, a tak mě zpátky do Spojených států vzal vojenský dopravní letoun. Náhodou jsem seděla vedle vojenského lékaře, který přiletěl, aby provedl pitvu al-Hanášího. Kdy proběhne vyšetřování jeho smrti, zeptala jsem se. „Tohle už bylo vyšetřování,“ odpověděl. Armáda prošetřila armádu.

Tato „zjevná sebevražda“ se mi okamžitě zdála podezřelá. Ty cely jsem si právě procházela: je doslova nemožné se v nich zabít. Interiér vypadá jako vnitřek hladké plastové nádoby, nejsou tu žádné pevné hrany, háčky jsou vyklápěcí, lůžkoviny, jimiž by se člověk mohl uškrtit, chybí. Je teoreticky možné mlátit hlavou o zeď, až se člověk zabije, ptala jsem se doktora. „Kontrolují vězně každé tři minuty,“ řekl. Tak to byste museli být rychlí.

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