Death of a Prisoner: Guantanamo's Legacy

Adnan Latif's death, 10 years after being imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, leaves its mark.

He was on a hunger strike against his incarceration.

The US Dept. of Defense recommended his release in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

Federal District Judge Henry Kennedy Jr., ordered his release in 2010, ruling that Mr. Latif's detention was unlawful because the government had not shown that he was part of Al Qaeda or any associated force.

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned his release, stating the government's intelligence reports alone were sufficient for evidence.

Adnan Latif's last testament to be read to his son was for his child "to be strong, to be wise and to be just."  

Watch this harrowing piece by Laura Poitros for The New York Times.



                                                                Ben Zafar
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Ben Zafar is a freelance photographer and photojournalist based in New York City.