Wednesday, July 20, 2005

180 Afghans at Guantanamo on 'hunger strike'

two Afghan males recently released from Guantanamo have reported that upto 180 prisoners at the camp are on hunger strike .

Habir Russol and Moheb Ullah Borekzai, claim they were released from the prison camp in Cuba on Monday
A Pentagon official ,Navy Lt. Cmdr. Flex Plexico, denied knowledge of the hunger strike but stated he would investigate

'Borekzai later told The Associated Press the detainees were protesting because "some of these people say they were mistreated during interrogation. Some say they are innocent."
"They are protesting that they have been in jail nearly four years and they want to be released," he said.'

full story at Yahoo News


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