Lawyers for suicidal Gitmo detainee ask federal judge for help Bernard Hibbitts at 9:23 AM ET
[JURIST] Lawyers for Jumah Dossari [Amnesty International case sheet], the Bahraini Guantanamo detainee identified as having made a suicide attempt [JURIST report] during an October 15 visit by attorney Joshua Colangelo-Bryan [profile], asked a federal judge Friday to order a relaxation of his solitary confinement, more communication with lawyers and relatives, and independent assessment of his medical and psychological records. Dossari has been held at Guantanamo for nearly four years after having been turned over to US forces in Afghanistan by Pakistani authorities in 2001. His lawyers say he is being held in a small room with only one small window of one-way glass that does not allow him to look out, and that he is released for exercise only once a week alone in a small cage. The Washington Post has more.
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