For Immediate Release: March 26, 2013
Witness Against Torture (www.witnesstorture.org)
Contact: Jeremy Varon, 732-979-3119, firstname.lastname@example.org; Christopher Knestrick, 216-496-2637, <a href=”email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>
On Sunday, March 24 human rights activists throughout the United States began a seven day fast and series of actions in solidarity with the men currently on hunger strike at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Dozens of men, according to detainee lawyers, are entering their seventh week of a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention and a new wave of alleged abuses. The U.S. Navy now reports that three hunger strikers have been hospitalized and that ten are being force fed — a practice condemned by human rights organizations and used in efforts to “break” prior hunger strikes at Guantanamo. Attorneys also report that some hunger strikers have lost consciousness and are experiencing severe drops in body weight.
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