Gitmo detainee dies of natural causes for first time ever.

On Dec. 30, 2007, Abdul Razzaq Hekmati, passed away from cancer, making him the first detainee to die of natural causes at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hekmati, who regarded as a “war hero” in his native Afghanistan for opposing both the Russians and the Taliban, was captured in 2003 and held in Guantanamo until his death. Afghan officials say that Hekmati’s plight “demonstrates the enduring problems of the tribunals at Guant¡namo.”