Courts & Crime

February 3, 2011

Guantanamo detainee who died was to be held indefinitely

A 48-year-old ex-Taliban commander who dropped dead of an apparent heart attack after exercising on an elliptical machine inside Guantánamo's most populous prison camp was one of 48 detainees that the Obama administration had designated for indefinite detention without criminal charges, his lawyer said Thursday. Awal Gul had been in U.S. custody since Christmas 2001 when he collapsed in a shower on Tuesday.

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