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Military Leaders Black Out Information on Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike

In the past, Navy medics showed visiting reporters a restraint chair, a symbol of the hidden hunger strike at the detention center at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, inside the hospital’s acute care unit. It was not on display during a media visit on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military. WALTER MICHOT wmichot@miamiherald.com

Statistics on hunger strikes and forced feeds through nasal-gastric tubes have long been a useful tool in measuring unrest at Guantanamo Bay detainment facility.  At one point in 2013, the military disclosed that over 100 prisoners were on hunger strike and, at the height of their protest, 46 had been force-fed …

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After 13 Years At Guantanamo, Man Cleared by Parole Board In Case of Mistaken Identity

Detainee 434 Mustafa al Shamiri

Via Miami Herald: “The Guantánamo parole board on Thursday approved the release of a Yemeni “forever prisoner,” dismissing U.S. intelligence that imprisoned the man for 13 years at the Navy base in Cuba as “discredited.” The so-called Periodic Review Board heard the case of Mustafa al Shamiri, 37, on Dec. …

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Guantanamo Bay: An ex-prisoner released to the UK reports the most unbearable of his torture was the threat by his interrogators that they would rape his five-year-old daughter

Amaar

“[…]That was completely inhumane. It was worse than the beating as well, worse than everything, just thinking of my daughter and I just sat there silent completely,” he said.

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