The recreation yards in Camp Delta, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, include exercise equipment for the detainees. An adjoining area gives the detainees room to play soccer
A 48-year-old suspected Taliban base commander dropped dead of an apparent heart attack after exercising on an elliptical machine inside Guantánamo’s most populous prison camp, the military said Thursday.
The dead man, Awal Gul, had been held at the prison camps in southeast Cuba since October 2002.
Gul was working out Tuesday night in a collective cellblock at the cement penitentiary-style building called Camp 6, said Navy Cmdr. Tamsen Reese, a prison camps spokeswoman.
“He went to go take a shower and apparently collapsed in the shower,” Reese said. “Detainees on the cellblock then assisted him in getting to the guard station.”
From there he was taken to a prison camp clinic, then to the Navy base hospital, some miles away, but could not save him despite what the commander called “extensive life saving measures.”
Hey, I thought President Obama was going to close Gitmo because of all of the torture going on there or something?
Now, the detainees will be restricted from using the elliptical – no doubt.