More inmates join Guantanamo hunger strike

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April 21, 2013
Al Jazeera [Qatar]    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"The number of detainees taking part in a hunger strike at the US-run Guantanamo Bay military prison has grown to 77, an increase of 25 in just the past few days, according to a US military spokesman. Lieutenant Colonel Samuel House said in a statement that of the detainees refusing food, 17 are receiving 'enteral feedings,' a process involving being force-fed via tubes. Five of the inmates have been hospitalised, although none faces 'life-threatening conditions,' House said. The facility, which houses 166 detainees, has been hit by hunger strikes since February 6, when inmates claimed prison officials searched their Qurans for contraband. Officials have denied any mishandling of Islam's holy book." (04/21/13)  

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