100 Days of Guantanamo Hunger Strike: RT Talks to Former Guantanamo Detainee Moazzam Begg
May 16 marks a dark milestone in the history of the world's most maligned prison - 100 days of a mass hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay. Out of 166 inmates - 130 are on strike according to prisoners, while the military only admits to 102. At least a third of them are being force fed - a procedure recognized by various medical organizations as painful enough to constitute torture. And by all accounts - there's no end in sight to the protest.
RT discusses the stand-off with former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, who's now the Director of the Cageprisoners activist group, Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei, the legal representative of 8 Guantanamo detainees, military attorney Lt. Col Barry Wingard on the line from the detention camp, and Col. Morris Davis, former Chief Prosecutor for the Terrorism Trials at Guantanamo Bay.
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