|Detainees at Camp X-Ray Original caption: Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the watchful eyes of Military Police at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during in-processing to the temporary detention facility on Jan. 11, 2002. The detainees will be given a basic physical exam by a doctor, to include a chest x-ray and blood samples drawn to assess their health. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st class Shane T. McCoy, U.S. Navy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The US Military is torturing, by forcing tubes into, at least five of 100 Guantanamo Bay prisoners on a 5-week non-violent hunger strike and taken one to the prison hospital, according to a Navy spokesperson Friday, as U.S. media ignores this major human rights abuse news.Gitmo hunger strike: Timeline — RT News
One strikers was taken to the prison hospital, Guantanamo detention center, spokesperson Navy Capt. Robert Durand said Friday, according to Russia Today that is reporting on this war crime, torture.
A mass hunger strike has been unfolding in the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison for nearly six weeks. RT has been badgering the UN, prison officials, detainees’ attorneys and activists to get a full account of the situation.Over 100 Guantanamo inmates ‘on hunger strike,’ possibly in grave condition — RT News
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay inmates have claimed “all but a few men” are on a hunger strike over their Qurans being taken away. The condition of the strikers "appears to be rapidly deteriorating and reaching a potentially critical level," they said.Over 100 Guantánamo Prisoners on Hunger Strike, Citing Threat of Return to "Darkest Days Under Bush" | Democracy Now!
Most of 130 people housed in Camp 6 of Guantanamo Bay may be involved in the strike.
More than 100 detainees held in the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay are reportedly entering their fifth week of a hunger strike sparked by deteriorating conditions. News of the hunger strike first emerged last week, but it appears the action involves far more prisoners than previously thought. In a letter to his attorney, one detainee wrote: "We are in danger. One of the soldiers fired on one of the brothers a month ago. Before that, they send the emergency forces with M-16 weapons into one of the brothers’ cell blocks. ... Now they want to return us to the darkest days under [George W.] Bush. They said this to us. Please do something." We’re joined by Pardiss Kebriaei, senior staff attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights and counsel for one of the hunger strikers.