A campaign group has filed a motion for a British resident’s release from the Guantanamo Bay prison on the grounds of ill health. Shaker Aamer, who has been held for 12 years without charge, is suffering from both physical and mental problems.
A Yemeni inmate at Guantanamo Bay has introduced a landmark lawsuit challenging the practice of force-feeding at the US military prison camp. The case represents the first time a US court will hear allegations of detainee abuse at Gitmo.
In December, the US Defense Department shifted to considering the year-long hunger strike among Guantanamo detainees as “long term non-religious fasting”, according to a forced-feeding protocol document.
Attorneys for three foreign nationals being held by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba are claiming a partial victory following a federal appeals court ruling announced Tuesday morning in Washington, DC.
Thirty-one retired US military personnel called upon Barack Obama to close Guantanamo Bay. The letter was signed on January 22, 2014, 5 years after the US president promised to close the facility holding detainees in limbo for years.
Nothing has changed in Guantanamo as detainees are still being subjected to humiliating invasive searches and painful force-feeding with the number of hunger strikers having doubled since December, attorney Clive Stafford Smith told RT.
Three Chinese Gitmo detainees have been transferred to Slovakia in what the US termed a milestone in the mission to finally close down Guantanamo bay prison. One hundred and fifty five prisoners, however, still remain at the prison.
A Guantanamo employee in charge of force feeding at the facility told RT correspondent how exactly the inmates ‘like’ the procedure to be performed. 15 of the detainees are reportedly still being force fed at the detention center.