August 29, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A spokesman for the Guantanamo Bay prison says guards used what he called "non-lethal force" to quell a disturbance in a recreation yard.
Navy Capt. Robert Durand won't say what measures were employed. And he won't confirm a lawyer's report that a guard fired a shot at a prisoner, possibly using some type of non-lethal projectile such as a rubber bullet.
The incident occurred Jan. 2 but the military only disclosed it this week after attorney Clive Stafford Smith sent a letter to the camp commander calling for an investigation.
Durand said Wednesday no detainees were injured and a review by officials found guards followed procedures.
Smith says an Afghan prisoner was injured in the throat, either struck by the projectile or from a ricochet.
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