Camp X-Ray prisoners thought they would be killed

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Camp X-Ray prisoners thought they would be killed
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"On the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the newly arriving detainees thought they were walking into certain death. Dressed in reddish jumpsuits, a hue reserved for condemned men in the Arab world, the captives believed they were about to be executed. U.S. military officers wondered whether the fears could work in their favor. 'The detainees think they are being taken to be shot,' the military officers noted in one of a series of Defense Department memos written at the base... The officers wondered whether they should explain that was not the case, change the color of the jumpsuits or do nothing... [Rather than switch colors, the commanders] decided to tell the detainees that the color of the jumpsuits did not portend a death sentence."

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