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.
by Clive Stafford Smith... The denial of even vitamins to hunger strikers, coercive tactics of the medical team, and the censor who stopped him as Ahmed started to tell me that the hunger strike is spreading
In the words of a former prisoner... A warm greeting from a cold place, from those who hold the dying embers of a just world here in Guantánamo Bay. For the first time, I am hesitating before I describe the events in this prison.
Ibrahim Halawa was 17 when he was arrested with hundreds of other people in 2013, as part of a crackdown on protests in Egypt. He was held in pre-trial detention for over four years, and reported being regularly tortured.
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.
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