Over 100 Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike

16fcmf Over 100 Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike

16fcmf Over 100 Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike

Over 100 detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison camp have reportedly gone on hunger strike following the alleged desecration by guards of personal affects including copies of the Koran. According to reports from detainees’ attorneys, the strike is into its third week.Pardiss Kebriaei, a lawyer representing Ghaleb Al-Bihani, a Yemeni detainee, told Agence France-Presse, “My client and other men have reported that most of the detainees in Camp 6 are on strike, except for a small few who are elderly or sick.”Robert Durand, director of public affairs for the Joint Task Force Guantanamo, has however denied claims of a mass hunger strike. He told AFP that although the detainees are refusing to take the meals delivered, they continue to eat food kept in their cell blocks.”Refusing delivered food does not make a detainee a hunger striker, not eating does,” said Durand, noting that nine detainees were engaged in hunger strikes, five of whom were being fed through tubes inserted into their stomachs.Continue Reading…

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Over 100 Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike


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