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Murders, Not Suicides (Excerpt from 'The VICE News Interview: Joseph Hickman')

Former Guantanamo Bay guard and Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman explains why he believes three detainee deaths at the detention facility were murders, not suicides.

What really happened at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on the night of June 9, 2006?

According to the US government, three detainees — all imprisoned as part of the global war on terror — hung themselves in their cells that night. But Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman, who was on guard that night at Camp Delta, came to believe something very different: that the three men were murdered in a secret CIA black site at Guantanamo.


In this excerpt, Hickman, the author of the new book, Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant's Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo Bay, lays out his case for why it would have been impossible for the three detainees to have killed themselves as the government claimed — and why they may have been targeted for death.

Watch the full interview

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