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sintax Donating Member (891 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:05 PM
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Two Men Claim Hunger Strike at Guantanamo
Two Men Claim Hunger Strike at Guantanamo

Thursday July 21, 2005 1:46 AM

By DANIEL COONEY

Associated Press Writer

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Two Afghans released from Guantanamo Bay claimed Wednesday about 180 Afghans at the U.S. detention facility were on a hunger strike to protest alleged mistreatment and to push for freedom.

Habir Russol and Moheb Ullah Borekzai, who said they left the prison camp on Cuba on Monday and were flown to Afghanistan before being freed, said they did not participate in the hunger strike. They did not say how they knew others were refusing to eat.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Flex Plexico, said he was unaware of a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay but would inquire.

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Russol said 180 Afghan prisoners ``are not eating or drinking.'' He and Borekzai estimated the men were in the 14th or 15th day of their fast.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:07 PM
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Umm, don't mean to crush their spirit of defiance or anything, but hunger strike doesn't work when your jailors don't care if you die
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:21 PM
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2. I find it hard to believe they could turn down those
delicious meals we've been told about. :sarcasm:
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:23 PM
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There is no link for this story. Here is a thread with updates-

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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