Half Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike

Eighty-four of the 166 prisoners held at the US-run Guantanamo…

Eighty-four of the 166 prisoners held at the US-run Guantanamo Bay facility are now on hunger strike, US military officials have said.

The prisoners are protesting against their indefinite detention. Most are being held without charge.

Sixteen of the 84 prisoners are being force-fed and five are being treated in hospital. None has a life-threatening condition, according to the military.

The hunger strike started in February and has grown rapidly in recent weeks.

Read more at BBC News

Load Comments
  • We should thank them for saving money on food and let them starve to death.

  • shawn

    Sedate all of the ones on the strike and feed em through a tube. That’s more than I would do for them.

  • MIO

    as i sit and read this eating ice cream mmmmm