Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Four Guantanamo hunger strikers reported in critical condition

A US military official has reported that four of the inmates on hunger strike at the Guantanamo military prison and torture camp are in critical condition and have been transferred to the prison’s hospital.

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel House also announced on Tuesday that 17 out of the 84 inmates currently on hunger strike at the notorious prison facility are being forced-fed through the nose to prevent further deterioration of their health conditions.

Despite the official’s claim that only 84 Guantanamo inmates are on hunger strike, a number of the inmates’ defense attorneys have reported that all of the 166 detainees at the military prison have joined the hunger strike.

[Just thought I'd update everyone. See rest of the article here. -- Jody]

3 comments:

Carol A. Valentine said...

Thanks Jody for the update on this I have blogged up a link to you to spread the word on this subject.

Carol

Greg Bacon said...

"Inmates on hunger strike? Duh, duh, I only watch FOX and dey ain't said nuthin about that, so it must not be true, duh, duh."

Amazing how easily one can distract Americans.

Jody Paulson said...

Thanks for commenting, guys. It's hard to know if anyone really cares, y'know? I know I do. I don't want to be a citizen of a country that holds people without charges, tortures them, and the only recourse these poor souls have left is to starve themselves to death.