POLITICS
07/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

1 In 10 Gitmo Detainees Weighs Less Than 112 Pounds

"Guantánamo's Hidden History: Shocking Statistics of Starvation" is a report I've compiled for Cageprisoners analyzing the weight records for prisoners at Guantánamo (released by the Pentagon in March 2007), which demonstrate that, from January 2002, when the prison opened, until February 2007, when these particular records came to an end, one in ten of the total population -- 80 prisoners in total -- weighed, at some point, less than 112 pounds (eight stone, or 50 kg), and 20 of these prisoners weighed less than 98 pounds (seven stone, or 44 kg).

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