Guantanamo: Six Facts You Should Know

The hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay continues to grow. The U.S. recently forced many prisoners into solitary confinement. The military now admits that 100 prisoners at the camp are refusing to eat. But lawyers for Guantanamo detainees say that more than 130 detainees are on hunger strike.

While the claims and counter-claims bounce back and forth, the situation continues to deteriorate. Here’s 6 facts you should know about Guantanamo Bay and the ongoing act of protest most of the prisoners are participating in…


On May 1, Truthout’s Jason Leopold reported Hart’s “apparent suicide.” He represented a number of Guantanamo prisoners. More on that below.

Key questions remain unanswered. Why would a federal public defender kill himself? Where and when did he die?

Was an autopsy performed? If so, by whom? Why has no information been revealed? Why wasn’t his death immediately announced? Apparently several days passed before it was. Why the secrecy?…


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