Wednesday, March 27, 2013

US military admits three Gitmo hunger-strikers hospitalized, at least 10 force-fed...

Three Guantanamo detainees were hospitalized as a result of the hunger strike, which has entered its 49th day. At least 10 of the strikers are being force-fed, military officials admitted. Human rights advocates said the numbers were being under-reported.

They’ve been hospitalized for dehydration, according to the spokesman for the prison on the US base in Cuba, Captain Robert Durand.

The men who are being force fed liquid nutrients are reportedly shackled to a chair while a feeding tube is inserted into their nose.

“Prisoners are not eating anything, surviving only on water. Any supplies left on cellblocks and with prisoners have now been exhausted,” the newspaper quoted Ramzi Kassem, a lawyer for several Guant├ínamo prisoners.

The officials say the number of the hunger strike participants is 28. However, the inmates' lawyers have claimed that over 100 prisoners are taking part in the hunger strike; according to the Center for Constitutional Rights, 130 inmates are taking part in the mass protest over their treatment and conditions at the prison. Many of them have reportedly lost a substantial amount of weight. Full story...

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