Lawyers representing hunger-striking detainees at America’s controversial Guantánamo Bay prison have warned they fear some of the protesters could soon die in the ongoing protest.
The news comes as fresh details emerge about conditions at the camp from lawyers visiting clients, letters being written by inmates and phone calls from inside the prison.
They describe dramatic weight loss among many of the hunger strikers, force-feeding, putting protesters in isolation and at least one suicide attempt – though that has been denied by military authorities.
Prisoners have also reported being punished by guards for taking part in the strike, with some detainees allegedly moved to more isolated parts of the prison for refusing to eat. The U.S. military has denied all allegations of mistreatment at the facility.
April 11, 2013 // 21:21 // 11 months ago