Guantanamo Prisoner Hunger Strike
Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay Prison are in the seventh week of a hunger strike to protest their continued imprisonment without charge or trial. More than 60 of the men have been cleared for release by the US government yet they remain imprisoned without charge or trial with no hope of release.
This week Witness Against Torture is holding vigils and fasts in solidarity with the prisoners. The following description is verbatim the WAT website.
“Pardiss Kebriaei, Senior staff attorney for Center for Constitutional Rights, represents a number of men at Guantánamo. After eleven years of detention and with conditions deteriorating, she reports, some of them have lost hope and see no other way to protest their detention and treatment than a hunger strike. CCR has received reports of men coughing up blood, being hospitalized, losing consciousness, and becoming weak and fatigued. Soon, the men on hunger strike will be risking permanent physical injury and even death.”