Under an arbitrary new practice brought in by the Trump administration, the hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay are in danger of serious organ failure or starving to death. We're desperately worried that our clients will die, so we're calling on President Trump to bring in independent medical support for the strikers and either give the detainees fair trials or release them.
That is the end of Day 4. 96 hours without food. It’s not a pleasant experience, but I am doing okay. I’m down four pounds to 198. I’ve been feeling a bit woozy this evening. I am a bit worried that I am about to get the really nasty cold my wife Emily has.
Over the last 15 years, the Government has attempted to suppress the truth about Guantanamo. In response, we have been working to bring the facts to the public. Here we bring you 7 facts that you may not know about America’s infamous illegal prison.
Former taxi driver mistaken for a known extremist. Endured 545 days of extreme torture in the CIA’s Dark Prison. ‘Forever prisoner’, hunger striker and artist in Guantanamo since 2002. No charge or trial.
Of the 41 prisoners still held in Guantanamo, 26 are what are called “forever prisoners.” At least four have been on hunger strike since 2013, and are now (thanks to another change) edging close to death.
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