Friday, July 5, 2013

Day 150: Gitmo hunger strike continues amidst world's outrage (VIDEO)

US Federal judges have no power to stop force-feeding torture at Guantanamo  (VIDEO)

The US government is fighting a legal effort to stop the force-feeding of hunger-striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Lawyers for several prisoners have appealed to a Washington court to intervene - but the administration says federal judges have no say on what happens at the camp.

The mass hunger strike at the notorious US military facility is now entering its sixth month.

Nearly two-thirds of the inmates have joined in the protest against alleged mistreatment, and detention without trial.

It's the largest strike in the camp's 11-year history. Military doctors are force-feeding 45 detainees, to keep them alive.

The highly controversial practice has been condemned around the world - but is still being defended by US officials, as RT's Gayane Chichakyan reports..


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