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Guantanamo hunger strike enters 100th day

Guantanamo hunger strike enters 100th day | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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Out of 166 inmates, 102 are on hunger strike at Guantanamo, with 30 being fed through tubes. One inmate continued to be hospitalised but prison officials said his life was not in danger.

Inmates are restrained and a feeding tube is pushed through their nose and into their stomach - a practise the UN compares to torture.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Dr Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General at the World Medical Association, said the force-feeding was "degrading and inhuman"....

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President Obama: Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay

President Obama: Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

As of April 29, 2013 – 100 of the 166 men who remain in Guantanamo are engaged in a hunger strike in protest of their indefinite detention.  Twenty-one of them are being force-fed and five are hospitalized.  Some of the men have been in prison for more than eleven years without charge or trial.  The United States has cleared a majority of the detainees for transfer out of Guantanamo, yet they remain in custody year after year because of their citizenship and ongoing political gamesmanship in the U.S.

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