April 28, 2013

Official number of Guantanamo Bay hunger strikers jumps to 100


The official number of hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay reached 100 on Saturday – three more than the day before. Twenty of the detainees are receiving enteral feeds, five of whom are being observed in a detainee hospital.

Lawyers for the detainees contest the official numbers, saying that some 130 prisoners are actually taking part in the protest. The hunger strike began around February 6, when detainees claimed prison officials searched their copies of the Koran for contraband, according to their attorneys.

Prisoners are also protesting their extrajudicial incarceration at the prison. Most of Guantanamo Bay’s 166 detainees have been cleared for release or were never charged, a situation that has prompted criticism from human rights organizations.


  1. But it's 'murica, they'd never violate human rights would they? Right? /s

    1. But it's Cuba, human rights are observed in USA, not in Cuba.

    2. 'muricas freedom does not recognize borders

  2. Forcing someone to eat is toture, so murica has no choice