Jumah Mohammed Abdul Latif Al Dossari
() is a Bahraini
, formerly held in the American prison for security detainees, Camp Delta
, at the US Naval base at Guantanamo Bay
. After five years of the detention there, three and half of which he spent in solitary confinement
, he was released, with no charges against him, to Saudi Arabia in 2007.
His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number
In late July 2005, Al-Dossari spoke with his lawyer Joshua Colangelo-Bryan
about the summer's first hunger strike
. The prisoners ended this strike on July 28, 2005, when guard commander Michael Bumgarner
Speaking in Bahrain in September 2005, following the meeting with his client, Colangelo-Bryan revealed that Al-Dossari had informed him that:
- the detainees were willing to die, if necessary, to resolve their grievances.
- the detainees were protesting their imprisonment without having fair hearings.
- the detainees were protesting interference with their religious practices, including interruption of the call to prayer by prison officers who talked loudly during the call and even mimicked it.
- the detainees were served food which was often rotten and tap water which was yellow and brackish.
- the number of detainees being given acute medical attention had overwhelmed the camp's infirmary, and that critically ill detainees were in cots in the interrogation area.
Colangelo-Bryan believed that Al-Dossari joined in the summer's second hunger... Read More