Starving At Guantanamo


A hallucinatory image of force-feeding at Guantanamo by Sami al-Haj, as reproduced by British artist Lewis Peake

"Guantánamo’s Hidden History: Shocking Statistics of Starvation,” a report for Cageprisoners, finds that 80 prisoners at Guantánamo, or one in ten, have at some point weighed less than 112 pounds, and 20 have weighed less than 98
pounds, due to hunger strikes. With dozens still starving themselves – and facing painful force-feedings – and today marking the anniversary of the deaths of three long-term hunger strikers, advocates worry more deaths will follow.



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