Hunger strike draws world attention to Obama’s broken promise on closing Guantánamo | rabble.ca

The general overseeing the Guantánamo military prison is reportedly downplaying the scope and significance of an ongoing hunger strike undertaken by detainees at the infamous detention center in an effort to highlight the “desperation and hopelessness of indefinite detention” and draw attention to the “normalization of Guantánamo.”

Despite the fact that a number of the detainees have not eaten since February, “threatening the lives of many,” General John Kelly testified before the House Armed Services committee on Wednesday that some prisoners “were eating a bit, but not a lot,” and that it was “difficult to confirm how many of the inmates were on hunger strike, because the prisoners eat communally.”

via Hunger strike draws world attention to Obama’s broken promise on closing Guantánamo | rabble.ca.

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