Monday, April 29, 2013

Eyes of the World

Democracy Now! reports a desperate situation at Guantánamo continuing to unfold.  For the first time, the U.S. military acknowledges that the number of prisoners on a hunger strike is over 100, and a Pentagon advisor has now predicted that some will die before the hunger strike is over.  Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel, a hunger striker held at Guantánamo for 11 years without charges, writes in a New York Times op ed, "Denying ourselves food and risking death every day is the choice we have made. I just hope that because of the pain we are suffering, the eyes of the world will once again look to Guantánamo before it is too late."  

Attorney Carlos Warner, representing 11 prisoners at Guantánamo, is interviewed in the video below.

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