TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jun 20th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Gitmo hunger strike includes 21 inmates

Gitmo hunger strike includes 21 inmates

E-mail Print PDF

GitmoThe number of detainees conducting a hunger strike at the prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, has risen to 21, U.S. military officials say. At least two of the hunger strikers have required treatment at the prison hospital at the U.S. base at Guantanamo, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.

As of Monday morning, eight of the 166 people held at the military base in Cuba on terrorism-related charges had missed enough meals and lost enough body weight to require nutritional supplements, the military said in a statement.

The inmates are shackled into restraint chairs and fed twice daily through tubes placed down their noses and into their stomachs, the statement said.

The detainees claim through their lawyers the hunger strike seeks to end searches of their personal copies of the Koran, which the prisoners say amounts to desecration. The attorneys said the strike began in February with inmates consuming only water of honey water.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Officials likely lost track of thousands more unaccompanied migrant children than report

More immigrant children lost than reportedTrump administration officials may have lost track of thousands more unaccompanied migrant children than previously reported,...

U.S. expected to withdraw from U.N. human rights council

US to leave UN Human Rights Council The United States is expected to announce Tuesday that it will withdraw from the U.N. Human...

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker rescinds National Guard offer over family separations

Baker rescinds National Guard offer Citing federal government actions that are “resulting in the inhumane treatment of children,” Massachusetts Gov. Charlie...

Children Separated From Parents At The Border Heard In Heartbreaking New Audio

Detention center for immigrant childrenProPublica, a nonprofit news organization, published audio on Monday of children crying out for their parents...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!