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Guantanamo Hunger Strike

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Prison Chief Predicts 'Slow' Transition Back To Communal Detention | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The man in charge of Guantanamo's prison camps told reporters Wednesday he expects a "slow" and "lengthy" transitio...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Hunger Strike Numbers Continue To Rise | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The number of detainees the military has recognized as hunger strikers rose again on Wednesday, days after a raid f...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Quran Search Story Disputed By Top Prison Official | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The man in charge of the Guantanamo Bay prison told reporters here Tuesday that nothing was out of the ordinary whe...

Gitmo Attorney: 'The Situation Is An Emergency'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

On the heels of a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay's New York Times op-ed, "Gitmo Is Killing Me," HuffPost Live hosted a discussion Tuesday about con...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike Numbers Grow | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The military said Monday it counts 45 detainees as hunger strikers, two days after guards fired four shots at priso...

Hunger for Justice at Guantanamo

John Dear | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
John Dear

The grave injustice of Guanatanamo must end immediately. President Obama and the U.S. government need to address the issues of the hunger strikers now before one prisoner dies.

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Guards Fire At Hunger Striking Detainees | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Military guards at Guantanamo's communal camp fired four non-lethal rounds at detainees early Saturday morning as the facility commander...

Guantanamo: An Open Moral Wound

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The human tragedy at Guantanamo grows. Many of its 166 detainees have joined a spreading hunger strike.

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Political Stalemate Is 'Untenable,' Red Cross Says After Obama Meeting | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday he believed President Barack Obama remained committed to shu...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Hunger Striker Attempted Suicide | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Guantanamo detainee who had been on a hunger strike for 43 days tried to kill himself in solitary confinement in March, his lawyer tol...

Ryan J. Reilly

Military Locks Out Press As Guantanamo Hunger Strike Grows | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.05.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of an ongoing hunger strike, the military is denying reporters access to the prison camps at Guantanamo Bay. The militar...

Ryan Grim

'Alive Or In A Box:' Gitmo Hunger Strikers Vow To Leave Island | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Turmoil engulfing American prisons at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was sparked by a new base commander whose aggressive approach to the detainees has backfir...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Will Achieve Goals 'Or Die Trying,' Lawyer Says | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees refusing solid foods are “more determined than ever to achieve their goals or die trying,” a ...

Peaceful Terrorist Hunger Strike, Gandhi Style, Should Lead to Closing Guantanamo Bay

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The hunger strikes at Guantanamo may prove the biggest test of Obama's "endless war on terror" policies that have centered on concluding the two big conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan but also continues to keep the Guantanamo Bay terror prison open.

Red Cross Visits Guantanamo Due To Hunger Strike Concern

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact

* 31 detainees participating in hunger strike * After 11 years in captivity, their future is uncertain * Efforts to clos...

More Prisoners Join Gitmo Hunger Strike

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

By Jane Sutton and David Alexander MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - About 24 Guantanamo prisoners involved in a hunger strike th...

Death at Guantanamo Hovers Over Obama's Middle East Visit

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

A death at Guantánamo is always felt keenly in the Muslim world, and is also uncomfortable for the Obama administration, which claims that it is running a "humane" facility.

Guantanamo's Long-Term Hunger Striker Should Be Sent Home

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Ahmed Zuhair, a 35-year old Saudi prisoner at Guantánamo -- and a father of ten -- has been on a hunger strike since June 2005, at the start of a fra...

Who's Running Guantanamo?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

On January 20, the answer to that question seemed obvious. However, on January 29, the Commissions' recently appointed chief judge provided the first challenge to the president's plans.

I Took a Truth Serum Test

Paulette Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paulette Cooper

Now that our government is abandoning the coercive methods of the past, they might look into "truth serum" as a more humane (and in instances like mine, more effective) method of eliciting the truth.

Last(ing) Days of Indignity..?

Ross Tuttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ross Tuttle

The Pentagon reports that 42 GTMO detainees are on a hunger strike. Human rights lawyers estimate the total is closer to 70, roughly 30% of those remaining in this netherworld prison.

Seven Years of Guantanamo, Seven Years of Torture and Lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Seven years later, it should be abundantly clear that none of the defenders of Guantanamo who indulged in hysterical rhetoric had any idea what they were talking about.

Brother of US "Enemy Combatant" Released from Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

What is distressing about this latest batch of releases is that two of the men -- those from Afghanistan and the UAE -- have left Guantanamo as unknown as when they arrived.