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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 10:17 PM

US Denies Report of Mass Guantanamo Hunger Strike

Source: Associated Press

US Denies Report of Mass Guantanamo Hunger Strike
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico March 5, 2013 (AP)

Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay prisoners said Monday that a widespread hunger strike was under way over deteriorating conditions, but a prison spokesman denied there was any mass protest at the U.S. base in Cuba.

Attorneys for more than a dozen of the prisoners said in a letter to the prison commander, Rear Adm. John Smith, and released to the media that "all but a few men" have been on hunger strike for three weeks. They said the situation "appears to be rapidly deteriorating and reaching a potentially critical level."

The lawyers said the protest was prompted by a series of searches that began on Feb. 6 in which a number of personal items, including religious CDs, blankets and legal mail, were confiscated, and included what they felt were overly intrusive searches of their Qurans by Arabic translators that amounted to desecration.

"As their health has deteriorated, we have received reports of men coughing up blood, being hospitalized, losing consciousness, becoming weak and fatigued, and being moved to Camp V for observation," the lawyers wrote, referring to a camp that is used in part to hold men who violate prison rules.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-denies-report-mass-guantanamo-hunger-strike-18652504

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Judi Lynn Mar 2013 OP
FirstLight Mar 2013 #1
L0oniX Mar 2013 #2
Oakenshield Mar 2013 #3
Pterodactyl Mar 2013 #7
blkmusclmachine Mar 2013 #4
Solly Mack Mar 2013 #5
bemildred Mar 2013 #6
Brigid Mar 2013 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 10:27 PM

1. Doesn't surprise me

unfortunately, there's more of a sense of the ominous from our Govt more & more... it really doesn;t depend on who is Pres, the Machine grinds ahead...consuming us all.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 11:51 PM

2. Wasn't that hell hole supposed to be closed up by now? O gee ...stupid me ...I believed...

it would happen.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 12:47 AM

3. Well if it makes you feel better...

That makes two of us.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:50 PM

7. What made you think it would be closed? I never thought it would be.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 01:09 AM

4. Hope! Change! Forward! (Or..)

No Hope! No Change! Not Forward!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:40 AM

5. k/r

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 03:48 PM

6. Well, that would be one way to get that obscene atrocity closed. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 11:06 PM

8. I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner.

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