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February, 2016

  • 23 February

    Obama Sends Congress Plan For Closing Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility


    President Barack Obama released a 17-minute statement on Tuesday and an official document outlining his plan for closing Guantanamo Bay prison.  One of the President’s first foreign policy goals after taking office in January 2009 was to end the detentions at the facility on Cuban soil. Republicans in Congress have …

  • 10 February

    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 …

January, 2016