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More Gitmo Detainees Join Hunger Strike

 
More Gitmo Detainees Join Hunger Strike
Posted March 20th, 2013 @ 1:06pm

A hunger strike among prisoners at Guantanamo Bay is growing.  Two dozen detainees are staging a hunger strike, up from 14 last Friday.  Eight of the prisoners are being force-fed liquid nutrients and two have been hospitalized due to dehydration. 

Lawyers for the detainees say the strike is meant to reflect their clients' doubts that they'll ever be free.  The prisoners are also protesting the confiscation of mail and what they describe as the rough handling of Korans during cell sweeps. 

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