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Guantanamo Prison Hunger Strike Growsi
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May 08, 2013 8:41 PM
In the past two weeks, the number of detainees on hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility has grown to 100 - more than half of the 166 men being held there. The hunger strike has succeeded in drawing attention to their indefinite detention, and their treatment at the hands of the U.S. military, which runs the prison. VOA Pentagon correspondent Luis Ramirez reports among the chief complaints is the practice of force-feeding prisoners.

Guantanamo Prison Hunger Strike Grows

Published May 08, 2013

In the past two weeks, the number of detainees on hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility has grown to 100 - more than half of the 166 men being held there. The hunger strike has succeeded in drawing attention to their indefinite detention, and their treatment at the hands of the U.S. military, which runs the prison. VOA Pentagon correspondent Luis Ramirez reports among the chief complaints is the practice of force-feeding prisoners.