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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

War Crimes: Over Half the Prisoners at Guantanamo Are Now on a Hunger Strike

Guantanamo Bay
Guantanamo Bay (Photo credit: AslanMedia)
Things aren't going so well down at Guantanamo Bay. A few days after The New York Times published a rather arresting column written by an inmate staging a hunger strike, 25 percent more prisoners have joined the protest. The latest report from United States officials puts the number of inmates on hunger strike at 84 — there are 166 total inmates at Guantanamo — with at least 17 of them, including the author of the Times column, being force fed. The number of prisoners participating is up by 32 since last Wendesday and has continued to increase over the weekend.  - The Atlantic Wire


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Last weekend’s violent crackdown on Guantanamo Bay detainees has removed all pretense that hunger strikers could be “cheating” when the Pentagon isn’t looking, and it is perhaps no surprise that since then the number of “confirmed” hunger strikers has soared, with officials now admitting that over half of the prison’s population, 84 of 166, are refusing all food.
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