Indefinite detention at Guantánamo continues - 100 detainees on hunger strike

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May 3, 2013

Indefinite detention at Guantánamo continues - 100 detainees on hunger strike

Amnesty International itself awaits a reply to the letter it faxed to Secretary Hagel on 22 March 2013. The organization is not in a position to know the full details about which detainees are on hunger strike or what precise form any particular detainee's protest is taking. Neither does the organization know the exact details of how any force feeding is being administered in any particular case. Nevertheless, a recent detainee account published in the New York Times and other allegations, as well as the past use of force-feeding at the prison camp, and the context of the detention regime in which the force-feeding is taking place, raise serious concerns. In addition, as noted further below, apparently punitive conditions being imposed on detainees since they were moved back to single cells in early April is cause for further concern.