Guantanamo hunger strike


This is video on Guantanamo.

Jason Leopold, Truthout: “Within the past month, more than 15 Guantanamo detainees protested an indefinite detention order signed by President Barack Obama in March that resulted in their relocation to another camp at the prison facility – where they said the conditions are worse – by staging a hunger strike, Truthout has learned. Two detainees involved in the hunger strike have lost about 25 pounds, according to their attorneys. Tanya Bradsher, a Department of Defense (DoD) spokeswoman, confirmed detainees staged a hunger strike, but she put the number at ‘less than ten”: here.

Jason Leopold | Filling in the Gaping Holes in WikiLeaks’ Guantanamo Detainee Files. Jason Leopold, Truthout: “Imagine that the more than 700 Guantanamo files released two weeks ago by WikiLeaks contained information explaining how interrogators obtained ‘intelligence’ from ‘war on terror’ detainees captured or sold to US forces after 9/11, such as this firsthand account: ‘On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 18, 24 hours or more'”: here.

Tunisian Freed from Guantanamo and Sent Home from Italy Reflects on His Imprisonment – Adel Ben Mabrouk: here.

Abandoned in Guantanamo: WikiLeaks Reveals the Yemenis Cleared for Release for Up to Seven Years. Andy Worthington, Truthout: “In all of the mainstream media analysis of WikiLeaks’ recent release of Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs) from Guantanamo, relating to almost all of the 779 prisoners who have been held at the prison over the last nine years and four months, one group of prisoners has so far been overlooked: the Yemenis”: here.

Deconstructing the Campaign to Malign Award-Winning Article on Guantanamo “Suicides”. Jeffrey Kaye, Truthout: “While not the first article attacking Scott Horton’s controversial Harpers‘ article, ‘The Guantanamo Suicides,’ Alex Koppelman’s critique in Adweek on May 23 capped a long campaign by some media figures to impugn the veracity of Horton’s investigation, if not the integrity of both Horton and Harper’s Magazine“: here.

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks has written a valuable exposure of the barbarities perpetrated against him by the US military and Canberra’s role in his illegal detention: here. See also here.

Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor: David Hicks’ War Crimes Charge Was a “Favor” for Australia. Jason Leopold, Truthout: “Last week, the Australian government announced that it would initiate legal proceedings to try and seize royalty payments David Hicks has received following the publication of his memoir, ‘Guantanamo: My Journey,’ about the five years he spent at the prison facility, charging that he has violated the country’s laws by profiting from a crime. Hicks, 35, who gave his first interview to Truthout in February, pleaded guilty in 2007 to providing material support for terrorism”: here.

The Australian government dropped its court battle to seize profits from a book written by former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks today: here.

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  1. Another death at Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY: An Afghan prisoner has died at the notorious Guantanamo Bay concentration camp, the US military admitted today.

    The inmate, known only as Inayatullah, was found dead on Wednesday. US Navy spokesman Bob Appin said the case was an “apparent suicide” but that an investigation was ongoing.

    Inayatullah had been held without charge in the camp since 2007 and is the eighth prisoner to die at there since 2002.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/104853

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