Half Of Guantanamo Prisoners On Hunger Strike

One in ten Gitmo prisoners is now being force-fed.

Hunger strike figures have been climbing since U.S. troops raided a communal medium-security compound at the prison camps April 13, and placed about 65 captives under single-cell lockdown. Weeks before, the detainees had covered up most of the prison’s surveillance cameras and kept themselves largely out of view of their U.S. Army guards, the military said, stirring fears that some were planning to commit suicide.

Once the prison was put under lockdown a week ago, the Pentagon prison counted 43 captives as hunger strikers. But military officials predicted they’d add more to their list as the 100-member Navy medical staff assessed former communal captives who were stripped of most of their belongings and confined to austere, single-occupancy cells.

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