Guantanamo Hunger Strike Growing

Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay

More prisoners have joined a hunger strike at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

FOX News Radio’s Pat O’Neill has details:

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The U.S. military says the number of participants in the strike includes at least 28 prisoners.  Defense lawyers say the hunger strike began February 6th to protest what they say are more intrusive searches of prisoner cells, and of their indefinite confinement at the U.S. base in Cuba.

The prison says 10 of the strikers are being force-fed liquid nutrients to prevent dangerous weight loss.  Three are being treated for dehydration.

A Red Cross delegation is visiting Gitmo this week.

Pat O’Neill, FOX News Radio.




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